Eagan’s Tommy Anderson 5th at state Alpine meet
Eagan ninth-grader Tommy Anderson finished fifth in the state boys Alpine skiing meet Wednesday at Giants Ridge Ski Area.
He had the second-highest finish of any South Suburban Conference skier in the boys or girls competition. Anderson had a two-run time of 1 minute, 15.51 seconds. Anderson had the fifth-best time on each of the two runs.
The fastest South Suburban skier in the meet was Bloomington Jefferson’s Michael Murray, who won the boys state championship in 1:13.67, about half a second faster than Jack McNeil of Blake.
Anderson, who won the Section 4 individual championship Feb. 6, finished 11th in the 2012 state meet.
Burnsville senior Tom Flickinger was 32nd in 1:21.79, an improvement of nine places over his 2012 state finish. Flickinger’s teammate, sophomore Jon Garbe, was 62nd in 1:30.42.
Apple Valley ninth-grader Robert Hapke finished 32nd in 1:22.70.
Eagan junior Sally Anderson placed in the top 10 in the girls state meet, finishing ninth in 1:19.29. She was .16 behind Amanda Larson of Lakeville South, who placed eighth and was the top South Suburban Conference finisher in the girls meet.
Anderson placed 21st at state last year. She won the Section 4 individual championship last week, finishing half a second ahead of Elizabeth Koprucki of East Ridge. Koprucki won the state championship Wednesday with a combined time of 1:15.52.
Burnsville junior Liz Drusch also qualified for the state girls meet and finished 40th in 1:27.72.