The Wayzata boys Nordic ski team placed fourth at Friday's state meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. The result was somewhat of a surprise as the Trojans went into the meet ranked #1 in the latest poll.
The Trojans amassed 344 points as a team, which put them behind champion Forest Lake (380), second place Hopkins (362), and third place Duluth East (355).
Wayzata senior Kasey Bacso placed fourth individually in the pursuit standings. Bacso recorded the second best time in the classical race with a 16:03, but lost some time in the freestyle race when he recorded a 15:03.
Sam Lozano was the Trojans second best skier on the day as he placed 49th in the pursuit standings. Jonathan Griwac finished in 59th place, and Alex Meyer rounded out the top four for the Trojans by placing 64th.
Girls Take 6th
The Wayzata girls Nordic ski team placed sixth at the state meet with 310 points. Burnsville took home the team title with 378.5 points.
Paige Schember was the top skier for the Trojans as she placed 16th in the pursuit standings with a combined time of 36:46.
Amanda Leone placed 44th, Maddie Lambert took 66th, and Megan Bubchuk rounded out the top four for the Trojans by placing 81st.