by Duluth East High School Nordic Ski Team, 2021-01-25T10:07:38.000-08:00January 25 2021, at 10:07 AM PST
Hello Skiers and Parents,
I know everyone is wondering what the rest of the High School Nordic Season will be like.
I have NO information from East High School or from the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) but the following is my best guess about the rest of our season…
The rumors are flying thru the Minnesota High School Coaches grapevine. From that, I will tell you that I am very hopeful that we will have a Section and State Meet. My best guess is that Sections will be the first week of March and a State Meet will be held the second week of March. I have not been able to get a good feeling for where the State Meet will be held. I also don’t know what the format might be. I don’t think it will be a pursuit race as it has been for many years because skiers start and ski in a crowded group. Maybe it will be a 5 km classic race followed a couple hours later by a 5 km freestyle race (or the reverse order of races). Those times would be added together for each skier to give an overall champion. A State Meet could also be just one race, either freestyle or classic.
Please remember that all of these comments are a wild guess coming off many rumors that are swirling around the State!
I have heard that the MSHSL is having a meeting around February 4th. I hope the information about Section and State meets will be coming out soon after that.
I will pass on any official information that I get from East High School and the MSHSL as soon as I receive it.
We are all in the dark together!
But… The skiing is great, and I believe the skiers are having fun!