CNISSF snowboarding | Murphy, Graham record wins at Alpine Meadows
The Wolverines’ top snowboard racers put in a solid day of work at Alpine Meadows on Friday.
In boys racing, Truckee’s Ryan Murphy won both the slalom and giant slalom events, while Quinntin Butler placed second and third on the day, and Casey Curtis was second and fourth.
On the girls side, Truckee’s Nichole Graham recorded a win and a second-place finish, and teammate Sofie Maciel finished third and fourth.
Brandon Hayakawa led the Lakers with a sixth- and seventh-place finish.
In the GS, Murphy raced to victory in a field of 48 riders with a two-run combined time of 1:10.39. Butler was second with a time of 1:12.63, Cameron Truschke of Colfax rounded out the podium in 1:13.31, and Curtis was fourth in 1:13.32.
Truckee’s Roland Jones placed 15th, Jan Heuser was 24th, Grant Nored-Chafki 28th and Phoenix David 36th.
Hayakawa finished sixth in 1:16.28 and was followed by North Tahoe teammates Colton Wood in 32nd and Miguel Lara in 43rd.
For the Truckee’s girls, who have only three racers, Graham took the win with a time of 1:19.42 between her two runs. Placer’s Olivia Obray was second in 1:20.02 and Maciel was third in 1:20.25. Truckee’s Sayler McBean was 15th.
Truckee boys swept the podium in the slalom race.
Murphy raced to a first-place finish, posting a two-run combined time of 1:16.43, while Curtis was second in 1:21.32 and Butler was third in 1:21.67. Heuser placed 18th, Jones 26th and Nored-Chafki 34th.
Hayakawa (1:23.40) finished seventh and was trailed by Laker teammate Colton Wood in 27th.
Obray captured the win in the girls slalom with a time of 1:31.39. Graham led the Wolverines with a second-place finish in 1:33.39, and Maciel was fourth in 1:39.73. McBean was 22nd.
With their trio of top individual results, Truckee’s boys won both races as a team, posting a high score of 382 points to runner-up Placer’s 358 in the GS, and 380 points to runner-up Davis’ 365 in the slalom.
The Truckee boys, who are looking to win a third consecutive state title at Mammoth Mountain the first week of March, also extended their lead in the season standings. They now have 2,264 points. The Davis boys are second with 2,178 points, followed by Placer (2,172), Nevada Union (2,041), Colfax (1,808) and North Tahoe (1,796), which does not have a complete team.
Truckee ranks fourth out of seven schools in the overall (boys and girls combined). Truckee’s girls also rank fourth in their team standings. North Tahoe does not have a girls team.
Both the Wolverines and Lakers compete in the CNISSF’s Central II Division.
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