Lakers, Wolverines shine in second Nordic race

The second round of high school Nordic racing was held Wednesday at Auburn Ski Club, and for the second straight week, a skier from North Tahoe stood atop the podium.

Lily Murnane took the win in the 5-kilometer classic event, reaching the finish line nearly five seconds faster than any girl with a time of 16 minutes, 18.1 seconds.

Teammate and winner of the season’s first race, Kili Lehmkuhl was second with a time of 16:23.0. Sugar Bowl’s Hayden McJunkin was third with a time of 16:39.2.

From there, skiers from Truckee took over. Hannah Hammond (18:29.2) was fourth, Kendall Kelly (18:41.3) was fifth, Petra Kidd (20:28.0) was sixth, Mia Jones (20:48.9) was seventh, and Annalea Rost (20:54.0) was eighth.

On the boys’ side, Truckee’s Matthew DeLuna captured first place with a time of 15:16.6. The Lakers had Jake Hacker (15:24.6) and Ben Cutler (15:47.1) finish second and third, respectively. Sugar Bowl’s Marc Bender (16:34.7) took fourth, followed by Truckee’s Logan Selander (16:36.2) to round out the top five.

Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at or 530-550-2643.

Top-five times


1) Lily Murnane (North Tahoe) – 16:18.1

2) Kili Lehmkuhl (North Tahoe) – 16:23.0

3) Hayden McJunkin (Sugar Bowl) – 16:39.2

4) Hannah Hammond (Truckee) – 18:29.2

5) Kendall Kelly (Truckee) – 18:41.3


1) Mathew DeLuna (Truckee) – 15:16.6

2) Jake Hacker (North Tahoe) – 15:24.6

3) Ben Cutler (North Tahoe) – 15:47.1

4) Marc Bender (Sugar Bowl) – 16:34.7

5) Logan Selander (Truckee) – 16.36.2

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