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Biathlon: Raguse 4th at US Team trials

Brainerd High School graduate Gabe Raguse competes in the US Team Trials in Utah. Submitted photo

Former Brainerd High School graduate and Nisswa native Gabe Raguse placed fourth in the best 2-of-3 race Dec. 28 in the US Team Trails at Soldier Hollow Olympic venue in Utah.

Raguse, a sophomore at St. Scholastica was 2,2 in the 10-kilometer sprint and finished with a time of 32:23.

On Dec. 30, in the 10-kilometer pursuit, Raguse placed second in his class and fifth overall with 1,1,1,0 shooting and a 32:21 time. He was five seconds behind top junior Eli Nielson of Washington and 1:41 behind Garret Beckrich of Grand Rapids, who topped the entire field.

In the 7.5-kilometer spring, Raguse placed fourth with 1,2 shooting and 22:35 time.

The top two junior athletes advanced to the World Championships in Slovakia in late January.