CNISSF Nordic racing | Laker girls, Truckee boys victorious in Foothill Classic |

CNISSF Nordic racing | Laker girls, Truckee boys victorious in Foothill Classic

Staff report

High school and middle school Nordic ski racers took to the Auburn Ski Club this past Friday for the ASC Foothill Classic.

In the high school race, which featured 99 skiers, Truckee’s boys claimed the win ahead of Mammoth, the Sugar Bowl Academy and North Tahoe, while in the girls race, North Tahoe placed first ahead of Truckee, the Sugar Bowl Academy and South Tahoe. Nevada Union, Colfax and Incline also competed.

In middle school action, the North Tahoe boys raced to the win ahead of Alder Creek, South Tahoe and Lake Tahoe, and the Alder Creek girls won ahead of North Tahoe, South Tahoe and Mammoth. A total of 137 skiers competed in the middle school races.

Savannah Blide of the Sugar Bowl Academy (SBA) captured the individual win in the high school girls race, posting a time of 16:28.4. Quinn Lehmkuhl of North Tahoe was second in 16:35.2 as four Lakers finished in the top 10.

Mammoth’s Amanda Kirkeby was third (16:46.9), Truckee’s Grace Bronstone fourth (17:48.2) and North Tahoe’s Tara Gallant (18:10.2) fifth. They were followed by SBA’s Eleanore Hamilton and Chloe Gorman, Truckee’s Carrie Bradley, and North Tahoe’s Camille Syben and Kaya Williams.

SBA boys swept the top three, led by Peter Carroll’s win with a time of 13:32.3. Skyler Mullings was second in 13:36.9 and Ryland Belisle was third in 13:42.1.

Trace Calvin of Mammoth finished fourth (13:45.0) and North Tahoe’s JC Schoonmaker was fifth (13:58.2), followed by Truckee’s Casey Jobe, Mammoth’s Connor Kusumoto and Calvin Forsythe, and Truckee’s David Dalicandro and Tyler Ferrera.

Haydn Halvorsen of SBA won the middle school boys race with a time of 7:24.1. North Tahoe Middle School racers took the next three spots, with Nate Cutler posting a time of 7:30.6, Cooper Anderson finishing in 8:00 and Max Roske in 8:21. Zach Larson of Alder Creek rounded out the top five in 8:23.9.

North Tahoe Middle School skiers swept the top three in the girls race, with Sofia Sanchez taking the win in 8:51.8, Ella Kuzyk finishing runner-up in 9:32.5 and Alexia Craven placing third in 9:38.4. Alder Creek skiers took the next five spots, with Kianna Mullings (9:39.9) and Britta Winans (9:40.6) finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.

Find complete results from the race here and a photo gallery from MacBeth Graphics here.

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