BIWABIK -- A St. Cloud boy finished eleven spots higher than he did last year at today's (Wednesday) State Alpine down-hill Ski meet at Giants Ridge Ski Resort in Biwabik.

Mike Hilbert, a junior at St. Cloud Tech high school, took 55th place out of 88 racers.

Hilbert placed 66th at last years meet.

He finished with a total time of 1:29.80 (38.38 in the Red race, 51.42 in the Blue race).

Hilbert is a skier for the St. Cloud Area Breakaways. The St. Cloud area will have ten skiers competing tomorrow (Thursday) at the state Nordic ski meet.