Prep Nordic racing: Season concludes with CNISSF state championships |

Prep Nordic racing: Season concludes with CNISSF state championships

A pack of varsity boys skiers power up a hill during the CNISSF state championships.
Courtesy Mark Nadell / MacBeth Graphics |

State team results

High school girls

1. Truckee, 268 pts

2. Sugar Bowl, 258

3. North Tahoe, 248

4. Nevada Union, 151

5. Incline, 142

6. South Tahoe, 133

7. Colfax, 114

8. Mammoth, 108

9. Placerville, 44

High school boys

1. Sugar Bowl, 314

2. North Tahoe, 302

3. Truckee, 254

4. Mammoth, 239

5. South Tahoe, 182

6. Nevada Union, 128

7. Placerville, 122

8. Colfax, 55

9. Incline, 38

Middle school girls

1. North Tahoe, 380

2. Alder Creek, 376

3. South Tahoe, 335

4. Tahoe Expeditionary, 306

5. Mammoth, 246

6. Sugar Bowl, 197

7. Lake Tahoe, 73

Middle school boys

1. North Tahoe, 386

2. Alder Creek, 375

3. Lake Tahoe, 342

4. Tahoe Expeditionary, 313

5. South Tahoe, 312

6. Bishop, 99

State individual results (top 5)

High school girls

1. Lizzie Larkins, Truckee, 22:55.7

2. Quinn Lehmkuhl, NT, 23:03.5

3. Ella Kuzyk, SBA, 23:28.1

4. Jenna Rohlf, Truckee, 23:50.0

5. Sofia Sanchez, NT, 23:52.9

High school boys

1. Haydn Halvorsen, SBA, 18:52.0

2. Dylan Syben, NT, 18:52.7

3. Casey Jobe, Truckee, 19:22.9

4. Ryland Belisle, SBA, 19:24.9

5. JC Schoonmaker, NT, 19:35.9

Middle school girls

1. Nina Seeman, NT, 12:55.5

2. Frances Hamilton, SBA, 14:07.0

3. Lexie Madigan, SBA, 14:21.9

4. Britta Winans, AC, 14:34.3

5. Caitlin Smith, AC, 14:36.9

Middle school boys

1. Nikolas Burkhart, NT, 11:48.0

2. Spencer Reid, Bishop, 12:51.3

3. Bjorn Halvorsen, AC, 12:53.9

4. Ryan Herhusky, NT, 12:55.3

5. Alan Tester, AC, 13:10.7

More than 240 high school and middle school Nordic skiers took to the trails of Auburn Ski Club for the CNISSF state championships this past Saturday.

The high school competition began with a classic race on a 3.3-kilometer, one-lap course. The racers’ finish differentials were then used to determine starting times in a freestyle pursuit race on a 2K course. Middle schoolers, meanwhile, raced the 2K freestyle course only.

In high school varsity racing, Truckee’s girls won the team title among nine schools, posting a high score of 268 points to runner-up Sugar Bowl Academy’s 258. North Tahoe was third with 248 points.

Truckee’s Lizzie Larkins led the way individually, claiming the title with a combined time of 22:55.7. North Tahoe’s Quinn Lehmkuhl was second in 23:03.5 and Ella Kuzyk of the Sugar Bowl Academy rounded out the top three in 23:28.1.

Led by Haydn Halvorsen’s individual title, the Sugar Bowl Academy boys won the team championship with a score of 314 points. North Tahoe’s boys were second with 302 points and Truckee’s boys third with 254.

Halvorsen edged North Tahoe’s Dylan Syben by less than a second for the title, finishing with a combined time of 18:52.0 to Syben’s 18:52.7. Truckee’s Casey Jobe was third in 19:22.9.

Max Roske of North Tahoe and Alexia Craven of Mammoth won their respective junior varsity titles.

In middle school racing, North Tahoe claimed both the boys and girls team titles, while both Alder Creek teams finished second. The Lake Tahoe School boys and South Tahoe girls teams were third.

Backing up their consistent run of top finishes during the regular season, North Tahoe’s Nina Seemann and Nikolas Burkhart captured individual titles by significant margins, Seemann with a time of 12:55.5 in the girls race and Burkhart in 11:48.0 in the boys race.

Spencer Reid of Bishop finished second among boys in 12:51.3, and Bjorn Halvorsen of Alder Creek was third in 12:53.9. For the girls, Sugar Bowl Academy’s Frances Hamilton (14:07.0) and Lexie Madigan (14:21.9) placed second and third, respectively.

Find complete results on the Far West Nordic website and a photo gallery at MacBeth Graphics.

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