Sugar Bowl’s McJunkin, Truckee’s Seline capture Nordic wins
The third round of high school Nordic racing took place last Friday, bringing the area’s top skiers to the Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area for the North Tahoe Double Sprint.
Sugar Bowl Academy’s Hayden McJunkin finished on the podium for the third straight race, capturing her first win of the season by more than 10 seconds. McJunkin finished her two runs with a combined time of 7 minutes 23.7 seconds.
From there, girls from North Tahoe posted the next three fastest combined times. Alani Powell (7:33.9) was second, Kili Lehmkuhl (7:38.4) was third, and Mera Schoonmaker (8:22.3) was fourth.
Sonny Strusinski led Truckee with a fifth-place finish, posting a combined time of 8:26.4.
On the boy’s side, Truckee’s Matt Seline picked up his first win of the season, finishing with a total time of 6:25.4. North Tahoe’s Cooper Honeywell finished on the podium for the second time this season, claiming second place with a combined time of 6:39.6. Sugar Bowl’s Pascal Wettermark finished in third place with a total time of 6:42.8. North Tahoe’s Jake Hacker (6:43.1) was fourth, and Truckee’s Logan Selander (6:54.8) was fifth.
Tahoe Donner 10K goes virtual
In other Nordic racing, David Sinclair captured first place in last week’s virtual Tahoe Donner 10-kilometer Challenge. Sinclair finished the distance at Tahoe Donner with a time of 27:16, topping the field of 24 racers by more than two and a half minutes. Mitchell Campbell (29:53) was second, followed by Matthew Sanford (30:40).
On the women’s side, Lizzie Larking took first place by more than three minutes, posting a time of 29:57. Callie Gordon (33:32) was second, and Isabel Caldwell (34:56) was third.
Virtual racing is set to continue Thursday with the Royal Gorge Gold Rush.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.farwestnordic.org.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at email@example.com or 530-550-2643.
1) Matt Seline (Truckee) – 6:25.4
2) Cooper Honeywell (North Tahoe) – 6:39.6
3) Pascal Wettermark (Sugar Bowl) – 6:42.8
4) Jake Hacker (North Tahoe) – 6:43.1
5) Logan Selander (Truckee) – 6:54.8
1) Hayden McJunkin (Sugar Bowl) – 7:23.7
2) Alani Powell (North Tahoe) – 7:33.9
3) Kili Lehmkuhl (North Tahoe) – 7:38.4
4) Mera Schoonmaker (North Tahoe) – 8:22.3
5) Sonny Strusinski (Truckee) – 8:26.4
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
The Truckee Tahoe Airport District Board reached a consensus Wednesday to cancel the 2021 Air Show & Family Festival due to the plane crash that occurred Monday, July 26, a press release stated.