Bustad and Bjork are SAHS Athletes of the Week


Sara BustadGirls hockey

Sara Bustad

Sara Bustad

The regular season is winding down for the Stillwater girls’ hockey team, which is hoping finish off an up-and-down regular season with a strong run in the postseason.

Senior Sara Bustad delivered a goal and three assists in Stillwater’s 7-2 SEC victory over Park on Jan. 22 and provided a goal in a hard-fought 3-2 loss to conference champion Mounds View on Jan. 19. Bustad, who moved to forward out of necessity but is expected to be a defenseman at Minnesota State-Mankato next winter, leads the Ponies with 12 assists to go along with 11 goals for 23 points, second only to Hannah Okerstrom on the team.

The Ponies (11-5-0 SEC, 13-9-1) travel to Roseville for an SEC game tonight.



Sean BjorkBoys Nordic skiing

Sean Bjork

Sean Bjork

On the heels of a strong fall campaign for the state champion boys’ cross country team, Sean Bjork has been a steady leader this winter for the Nordic ski team.

The senior placed second for the Ponies in a Suburban East Conference pursuit race that concluded under frigid conditions at Green Acres on Jan. 23, finishing with a time of 25:24 as Stillwater placed second behind Forest Lake. Bjork also joined teammates Kellen Wessels, Paul Larson and Luke Richie to post a victory at the ABC Relays at Wirth Park in Golden Valley on Jan. 19. Bjork turned in the fastest classic leg (8:27) in the entire field at that event.

Stillwater is scheduled to compete at the SEC Championships on Friday.

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