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Alpine skiers move into second place

LARA MULLIN, Sierra Sun

Valentine’s Day was decidedly sweet for the Wolverine Alpine ski team as they took home first place in the Slalom at Incline Village.

A combined team point total of 345 points easily landed TTHS at the head of the pack over second place North Tahoe (321) and third place South Tahoe with 301 points.

In the men’s race, Tim Jitloff raced through the course to capture first place for the day, sparking a Wolverine domination that is becoming a pattern this season. Mike Thomas and Gary Cook followed their teammates’ lead with third and fourth place finishes, followed by Shane Collins in sixth place and Derek Phebus in ninth.

With five skiers in the top ten and strong finishes by Billy Wrenn and Peter O’Neil, Truckee boys were the team to beat and came out on top of second place Incline High School.

Stacey Cook continued her winning streak with yet another first place finish in the women’s race. This win generated enough points to keep TTHS in the overall rankings, despite having only one other skier finish in the top ten.

Miranda Funston claimed sixth place overall and Lindsay Russell, Jamie Bond and Cassey Wilson raced in for eleventh, fifteenth and twentieth respectively.

While the lady Wolverines did not place high amongst the ranks, every skier skied well enough to contribute to the overall team score. A combined girl’s tally of 163 landed the ladies in third place just behind first place North Tahoe and second place South Tahoe.

This win moves Truckee into second place in league rankings behind the Lakers as they head into their final regular season race at Kirkwood on Wednesday, Feb. 28.


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