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Alpine skiing: Heren wins Gitchi Gummi Invite

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton alpine skier Thomas Heren competes during a 2017 meet at Spirit Mountain. (Pine Journal file)

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton senior Thomas Heren won the Gitchi Gummi Invite by more than a second over his nearest competitor Thursday, Jan. 24, at Mont Du Lac Resort in Superior.

Heren finished with a combined time of 1:03.33 over two runs — 1.25 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Luke Conway of Minneapolis Washburn.

The win gives Heren momentum heading into the Section 7A meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Heren is looking to return to state after falling during the section meet in 2018.

Heren made it to the state meet in 2016 and 2017, finishing 12th as a freshman and 15th as a sophomore.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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