Truckee girls lead Alpine charge
February 4, 2008
Truckee’s girls captured seven of the top 10 spots in a giant slalom at Sierra-at-Tahoe to help lead the Wolverines to another Tahoe Basin Ski League win on Thursday.
South Tahoe finished second overall and North Tahoe third in the competition, which was postponed from Wednesday due to soft snow conditions.
In the girls’ race, only a fourth-place finish by South Tahoe’s Ashley Killeen denied the Wolverines a perfect score, as Truckee’s Shannon Horn, Shelby Macrorie and Michelle Delumyea swept the top three spots. Truckee’s 184 points were just two shy of a perfect score of 186, which is achieved by having the top four skiers.
South Tahoe’s girls were second with 153 points, followed by Douglas (138) and North Tahoe (129).
Also cracking the top-10 for the Truckee girls were Whitney Reed in sixth, Cami Straw in eighth, Ali Gerrard ninth and Hannah Casares 10th.
“It was a very spectacular finish for them,” Truckee coach Pat Mooney said of the girls. “It was not a surprise. You don’t go around expecting it, but they certainly have the talent to do that every race.”
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For North Tahoe, Kelsey Whittels finished 11th, followed by teammate Danielle Smallman in 15th.
In the boys’ race, South Tahoe won with 183 points and was followed by Incline (155), North Tahoe (138) and Truckee (137).
North Tahoe freshman Sal Monforte led the Laker boys with a third-place finish, followed by Zach Tomlinson in 12th.
For the Wolverines, Max Salinger finished 13th and was followed by teammates Mike Kruck in 17th and Ryan Cook 20th.
The next race is on Feb. 7 at Heavenly, which will be the site of a league doubleheader. Douglas is hosting a two-race slalom at 9:30 a.m., while Whittell is hosting a giant slalom in the afternoon.