CNISSF snowboarding | Wood, Przybyslawski pace Wolverines, Lakers at Sugar Bowl
Truckeeand#8217;s Ruby Wood finished runner-up and North Tahoeand#8217;s Konrad Przybyslawski recorded a third-place finish to lead their respective teams in the final CNISSF snowboard race of the regular season on Feb. 17.
The giant slalom race, which was a make-up from the postponed first race the season, was hosted by Sugar Bowl. The high school racers will now prepare for the CNISSF State Championships, which are scheduled for March 6-8 at Northstar.
Along with Woodand#8217;s third-place finish, posting a two-run combined time of 1:09.1 to Nevada Union winner Drew Bernadettand#8217;s 1:08.4, the Wolverinesand#8217; Shauna Day (1:14.5) finished fourth and Ariah Curtis (1:15.3) was fifth to lead the Truckee girlsand#8217; to the team win. They tallied a winning score of 259 points to Davisand#8217; and Nevada Unionand#8217;s 237.
North Tahoeand#8217;s girls, who were led by Kenna Boltand#8217;s seventh-place finish in 1:18.0 and Roxy Schumannand#8217;s ninth place in 1:27.1, came in third with 233 points.
The Lakersand#8217; Brie Dubuc (1:37.1), Sierra Aildasani (1:38.0) and Courtney Peters (1:45.5) placed 17th, 18th and 19th, respectively, while Truckeeand#8217;s Karen Corral (1:32.5) finished 14th, Wynter Lim (1:35.7) was 16th and Sofie Maciel (1:47.1) was 20th.
Przybyslawski finished third in the boysand#8217; race with a combined time of 1:15.90, as Isaac Merritt of Colfax won in 1:14.23. North Tahoeand#8217;s Nash Baehr came in seventh place in a time of 1:19.85 and was followed by teammate Brandon Hayakawa (1:23.53) in 11th.
Dustin McQuary led the Truckee boys, placing eighth in 1:22.10, while Blair Esson (1:26.82) finished 18th.
Nevada Union won the team overall (boys and girls combined). North Tahoe was third and Truckee fifth.
In the final regular-season standings, the Truckee and North Tahoe girls finished 1-2, while the North Tahoe boys were fourth and the Truckee boys sixth.
Davis, whose girls and boys both came in third place, won the overall (boys and girls combined) with 2,853 total points. North Tahoe finished runner-up in the combined with 2,765 points, followed by Placer (2,684), Truckee (2,675), Nevada Union (2,570), Colfax (2,464) and El Dorado (884).
Individually, a large number of Lakers and Wolverines qualified for state based on their best two out of three races in each discipline (slalom and giant slalom). The top 19 girls and top 21 boys made the cut.
For the Laker girls, Bolt will enter state as a fourth seed in the slalom and a sixth seed in the GS, while Schumann is seeded ninth in the GS and 10th in the slalom, Peters is 12th in slalom and 15th in the GS, Aildasani is 17th in the GS, Dana McConnell is 18th in the slalom, and Dubuc is 19th in the slalom.
Przybyslawski leads the Laker boys with a second seed in the GS, while Baehr is seeded fifth in the slalom and 12th in the GS, Hayakawa is 15th in the GS, and Garrett McDermott is 20th in the slalom.
Wood will headline the Truckee girlsand#8217; contingent, as she earned a third seed in both disciplines. Curtis is a fourth seed in the GS and fifth in the slalom, while Day is seventh in GS and 11th in slalom, Nichole Graham is 14th in slalom, Lim is 15th in slalom, Corrall is 16th in GS, and Maciel is 18th in GS.
Esson received a second seed in the slalom and 10th in the GS to lead the Truckee boys into state. Casey Curtis earned an eighth seed in GS and 11th in slalom, Austin McWhinney a 13th seed in slalom, and McQuary 16th in GS.
The Central II Snowboard Division is one of six divisions of the CNISSF and the only one that is exclusively snowboard. The Central II schools will compete against others from the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California to Mount Shasta in the north.