Prep Nordic skiing | Meng, Taylor win North Tahoe Pursuit |

Prep Nordic skiing | Meng, Taylor win North Tahoe Pursuit

Sun Staff report
Courtesy of David Antonucci / e-mailed to swright@North Tahoe sophomore Patrick McElravey races to a third-place finish in the North Tahoe Pursuit last Friday.

Austin Meng of the Sugar Bowl Academy and Annika Taylor of Truckee captured wins in the North Tahoe Pursuit held at Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area last Friday, Feb. 11.

Taylor finished with a time of 20 minutes and 19.8 seconds to edge Katrin Larusson of the Sugar Bowl Academy, who came in at 20:23.2. Melanie Swick of Incline rounded out the top five with a time of 22:43.1, while Emily Nall led the North Tahoe girls in seventh place, in 24:14.6.

Sugar Bowl Academy’s Camille Hartley was eighth, Allie McDaniel of Truckee ninth and Zoe Anderson of North Tahoe 10th.

Meng won the boys’ race, posting a time of 18:14.65, while Jordan Mcelroy of Truckee was runner-up in 18:40.71 and Patrick McElravey of North Tahoe was third in 19:16.68.

The Lakers’ Carson Clark took fourth in 19:17.34, and Alex Kopytko fifth in 19:24.84. Evan Dion of the Sugar Bowl Academy was sixth, followed by Truckee’s Justin Ondry and Jackson Rohlf. Peter Holmes of North Tahoe rounded out the top 10.

In the middle school division, Hannah Halvorsen and Gabrielle Rinne led a 1-2 sweep of the top two spots in the girls’ race. They were followed by teammate Skyler Flora in fourth and North Tahoe’s Tara Gallant fifth.

In the boys’ race, Dylan Syben of North Tahoe took the win ahead of Sam Zabell of the Sugar Bowl Academy. Julien Bordes of North Tahoe was third, followed by Alder Creek’s Colin Deurlington and Eli Yale in fourth and fifth, respectively.

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