Truckee ski team 2-for-2 on season
Truckee’s girls picked up the slack left by their male teammates to lead the Wolverines to victory in a Tahoe Basin Ski League race Monday at Alpine Meadows.
The girls crowded the leader board in the slalom event, capturing seven of the top eight spots en route to a convincing win over the South Tahoe girls.
“I knew the girls team was strong, and I knew they’d do well, but I was surprised that they took seven of the top eight spots,” said Pat Mooney, co-head coach of the Wolverines. “They pretty much dominated there.”
Truckee’s boys did not race poorly, finishing third behind South Tahoe and Incline ” they just did not perform in the same dominant fashion as the ladies.
“On the boys’ side, I knew it would be close between South Tahoe, Incline and us, and it was,” Mooney said.
The win marked the second in as many races for the Wolverines, who posted a combined score of 345 between the boys and girls. South Tahoe was second with 324 points and North Tahoe third with 269. Incline placed fourth (201), Douglas fifth (108) and Whittell sixth (68).
In the season rankings, Truckee is first with 12 points, followed by South Tahoe with 10 points and North Tahoe third with eight.
The Truckee girls took the top four spots, with Shelby Macrorie outdistancing the field with a time of 1:36.58 between the two runs.
Senior Michelle Delumyea finished second in 1:37.18, followed by teammates Shannon Horn (1:40.64) and Terra Maher (1:42.56).
North Tahoe freshman Kelsey Wittels broke up the Truckee party with a fifth-place finish in 1:42.86. Truckee freshman Ali Gerrard was sixth (1:43.11), Hanna Casares seventh (1:43.35) and Cami Straw eighth (1:45.98).
The Lakers’ Jana Lane placed 14th (1:58.30), Adrienne Ash 15th (1:59.74), Charlotte Henn 18th (2:10.16) and Christina Lane 19th (2:10.75) to round out the top-20.
On the boys’ side, Truckee senior Max Salinger took third place in 1:32.63, trailing only Incline’s Kerrigan Leijon (1:30.10) and Nels Hansen (1:32.54).
North Tahoe freshman Sal Monforte placed seventh in 1:38.54, Truckee’s Trevor Smith was ninth (1:39.54), Michael Kruck 12th (1:41.49), Brandon Craddock 13th (1:43.32) and Matt Hardy 17th ((1:46.07). North Tahoe’s Kyle Lowis was 19th in 1:51.83.
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