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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

WAYZATA ATHLETICS 2009: Steffens and Akerman Compete at State Alpine Ski Meet

By Matt Thomas, Wayzata.com Sports Reporter

Neither the boys or girls Wayzata alpine ski teams qualified for the state meet at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik, but both teams were represented by individuals.

Freshman Kelly Steffens placed 20th out of 88 individual competitors with a combined two-run time of 1:25.51. Steffens finished her first run in 43:31 and then clocked a 42:20 for her second run. Freshman Paula Moltzan of Lakeville South placed first with a combined time of 1:15.68.

On the boys side, Wayzata senior Dustin Akerman placed 23rd out of 88 individual competitors with a combined two-run time of 1:21.27. Akerman recorded a time of 40:47 on his first round and followed that up with a 40:80 on his second run. Blake senior Marc Massie placed first with a combined time of 1:09.42.

Check back tomorrow for results from Friday's state Nordic ski meet. The Wayzata boys team and senior Kasey Bacso are favored to win state championships.

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