Prep Alpine skiing: Truckee wins season opener
The Wolverines wasted little time establishing themselves as the team to beat in 2009.
Truckee captured the top spot overall in the season-opening Tahoe Basin Ski League race of the season, a giant slalom at Alpine Meadows on Wednesday, with a combined score of 348 between its boys and girls.
South Tahoe placed second overall with 327 points, and North Tahoe came in third with 281. Whittell (230), Douglas (217) and Incline (155) rounded out the scoring.
On the girls’ side, Truckee (184) placed first ahead of South Tahoe (156) and North Tahoe (152), while in the boys’ race South Tahoe (171) took the top spot ahead of Truckee (164), Incline (133) and North Tahoe (129).
Individually, Truckee’s girls dominated the top-5, with Shelby Macrorie taking first with a combined time of 1:01.63 between the two runs. Teammate Hanna Casares (1:01.81) finished second, Whitney Reed (1:04.07) fourth and Allison Gerrard (1:04.33) fifth.
Kelsey Wittels (1:05.00) led the Lakers with a seventh-place finish and was followed by Christina Lane (1:06.34) in ninth.
In the boys’ race, Truckee’s Trevor Smith (1:00.11) finished second behind Incline’s Kerrigan Leijon (59.88), and Tyler Delumyea (1:00.42) followed in third. Zach Tomlinson (1:00.83) placed fifth for North Tahoe’s top finish.
1. South Tahoe (171)
2. Truckee (164)
3. Incline (133)
4. North Tahoe (129)
5. Douglas (123)
6. Whittell (116)
1. Truckee (184)
2. South Tahoe (156)
3. North Tahoe (152)
4. Whittell (118)
5. Douglas (94)
6. Incline (22)
1. Truckee (348)
2. South Tahoe (327)
3. North Tahoe (281)
4. Whittell (230)
5. Douglas (217)
6. Incline (155)
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