(photo: left: 1st – Louisa Austin, Lander: 2nd – Riley Realing, Natrona: 3rd – Emily Schimelpfenig, Lander)

(Casper, Wyo) – Lander Valley High School Cross Country ski team took 1st place individual honors today for both girls and boys varsity at the High Plains Nordic Race on Casper Mountain. Louisa Austin grabbed the ladies fastest time with team mate Emily Schimelpfenig close behind with the 3rd place time. On the Boys side, Nick Merritt of Lander skied the fastest combined time of two runs to capture 1st place. Top 10 finishers for both Boys and Girls listed below. Complete race results for JV/Varsity can be found by clicking here.

Girls Varsity (Top 10 Finishers)

1 67 Louisa Austin F Girls VAR Lander 9:26:44.7 9:50:03.7 0:23:19.0
2 88 Riley Realing F Girls VAR Natrona 9:29:30.1 9:53:56.8 0:24:26.7
3 73 Emily Schimelpfenig F Girls VAR Lander 9:27:30.2 9:52:10.0 0:24:39.8
4 369 Anna Gibson F Girls VAR Jackson 9:27:00.2 9:51:54.1 0:24:53.9
5 75 Anna Tara Shlim F Girls VAR Jackson 9:27:45.1 9:53:14.1 0:25:28.9
6 84 Leann Bentley F Girls VAR Laramie 9:28:59.7 9:54:29.5 0:25:29.8
7 78 Ann McInroy F Girls VAR Laramie 9:28:15.6 9:54:03.9 0:25:48.3
8 104 Riley Garner F Girls VAR Natrona 9:31:30.0 9:57:21.1 0:25:51.0
9 63 Kelly Krause F Girls VAR Jackson 9:26:14.8 9:52:06.2 0:25:51.4
10 83 Katherine (Kit-Kat) Gruner F Girls VAR Natrona 9:28:45.7 9:54:43.3 0:25:57.6
Top 10 Boy finishers. Shown in order of finish: Nick Merritt of Lander, 1st place, far left.

Top 10 Boy finishers. Shown in order of finish: Nick Merritt of Lander, 1st place, far left.

Boys Varsity (Top 10 Finishers)

1 8 Nick Merritt M Boys VAR Lander 9:05:30.2 9:25:37.1 0:20:06.8
2 13 Trevor Willoughby M Boys VAR Natrona 9:06:15.1 9:26:44.5 0:20:29.3
3 35 Will McDonald M Boys VAR Laramie 9:09:00.1 9:29:33.5 0:20:33.3
4 12 Noah Kolis M Boys VAR Pinedale 9:06:00.3 9:26:51.2 0:20:50.9
5 19 James Pickett M Boys VAR Natrona 9:07:00.3 9:28:02.1 0:21:01.8
6 25 Trent Hover M Boys VAR Natrona 9:07:45.2 9:28:56.4 0:21:11.1
7 30 Andreas DeGraves M Boys VAR Natrona 9:08:15.6 9:29:41.5 0:21:25.9
8 6 Joe Jacobs M Boys VAR Natrona 9:05:15.2 9:27:09.7 0:21:54.5
9 38 Brady LaChance M Boys VAR Natrona 9:09:15.2 9:31:23.8 0:22:08.5
10 10 Dylan Price M Boys VAR Kelly Walsh 9:05:45.4 9:28:25.0 0:22:39.6