CNISSF snowboard racing | Butler, Roberts pace Wolverines |

CNISSF snowboard racing | Butler, Roberts pace Wolverines

Truckee's Quinntin Butler led the Wolverines with a third-place finish in a CNISSF giant slalom race at Alpine Meadows on Tuesday.
Courtesy Harry Lefrak / Lefrak Photography |

Truckee’s Quinntin Butler and Claire Roberts led the Wolverines in the third CNISSF snowboard race of the season at Alpine Meadows on Tuesday.

Butler finished third in a field of 49 riders, posting a two-run combined time of 1:04.8 in the giant slalom race. Kyle Bryant of Colfax took the win with a time of 1:03.0 and was followed by teammate Tanner Kane (1:04.2).

Truckee’s Casey Curtis placed fourth in 1:05.1, while fellow Wolverine Grant Nored-Chafkin (1:12.7) was 11th, Ryan Murphy (1:17.8) was 21st and Zach Yamauchi (1:20.0) 28th.

North Tahoe’s Chase Rodriguez led the Lakers with a 23rd-place finish in 1:18.7 and was followed by teammates Chad Blakeman (35th) and Simon Wyss (42nd).

In the varsity girls race, Celine Holland of Nevada Union raced to the win in a time of 1:02.9. Roberts led the Wolverines in fourth place, posting a time of 1:13.2. Two Truckee teammates finished on her heels, as Sofie Maciel was fifth in 1:13.4 and Nicole Graham was sixth in 1:15.7. Ashley Arizul (1:51.9) was 21st.

Truckee is third in the overall team standings after three races, with 2,100 points. Placer leads the way with 2,205 points, and Davis is second with 2,117 points. Truckee’s boys are third and the girls fourth in the league standings.

North Tahoe, which hasn’t had the numbers to contend this season, is sixth with 867 points.

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