Prep Nordic racing: Regular season wraps up with North Tahoe Pursuit
The Auburn Ski Club will host the CNISSF state championships on Feb. 27, with the high school classic wave starting at 10 a.m., the middle school freestyle at 11:15 a.m. and the high school freestyle at 12:30.
Tahoe Cross Country hosted the final CNISSF race of the regular season, the North Tahoe Pursuit, under sunny skies Friday.
North Tahoe’s Quinn Lehmkuhl won the varsity girls race with a time of 23:48 and was followed by Ella Kuzyk of the Sugar Bowl Academy in 23:52.9 and Truckee’s Jenna Rohlf in 24:53.7.
North Tahoe’s Sofia Sanchez (24:53.9) and Incline’s Urs Volz (25:05.1) were fourth and fifth, respectively.
As they have all season, Sugar Bowl Academy’s Haydn Halvorsen and North Tahoe’s JC Schoonmaker battled for the top two spots in the varsity boys race. Halvorsen took the win with a time of 21:53.1 and Schoonmaker was second in 22:02.3.
Ryland Belisle of the Sugar Bowl Academy rounded out the top three in 22:23.2 and was trailed by Truckee’s Casey Jobe (22:35.4) and North Tahoe’s Julien Bordes (22:44.2).
In middle school racing, Nick Burkhart of North Tahoe School made it a clean sweep with his fifth victory in as many races. He posted a winning time of 13:32.4, while Alder Creek’s Alan Tester was second in 14:04.7 and Bodhi Kuzyk was third in 14:12.1
On the girls side, North Tahoe’s Nina Seemann recorded her fourth win of the season with a time of 13:12.7. She was followed by Frances Hamilton of the Sugar Bowl Academy, in 13:58, and Britta Winans of Alder Creek, in 14:10.2.