Prep Nordic skiing: Truckee dominates season opener |

Prep Nordic skiing: Truckee dominates season opener

Truckee Nordic skiers made it clear at Friday’s 5K classic race at Auburn Ski Club that the Wolverines again are the team to beat this season.

Annika Taylor and Lauryl Rudolph secured two of the top five spots for the varsity girls, and Rachel Nadell, Erica Larusson, Kelly Habibi and Natalie Cutler pulled in four of the top five spots in the Open girls race.

Michelle Cahill recorded the North Tahoe girls’ top finish in the varsity race, finishing seventh. The Lakers’ Sage Clark, Nicole Ramm and Julia Levy placed ninth, 10th and 12th, respectively. In the Open race, North Tahoe’s Shelby Foster placed third.

Truckee’s guys dominated the day, taking first through fifth in the varsity competition. Justin Ondry, Alex Hamilton, Daniel Gelso, Austin Meng and Adam Wright took home the top five places, while in the Open boys division, Carson Lindsay, Jordan McElroy and Joe Piercy took home three of the top five places.

Miles Heapes captured sixth place for the Laker boys’ top finish in the varsity race, and teammate Tom McElravey finished eighth. In the Open division, Carson Clark and Ryan Paulson placed third and fourth, respectively, for the Lakers.

” Sun staff contributed to this report

In the “junior” event, Alder Creek Middle School absolutely dominated the competition, showing an impressive amount of depth by taking 11 out of the top 16 girls spots and an astounding 12 out of the top 14 boys.

Both boys and girls took four out of the top five spots, led by overall winner Katrin Larusson for the girls, while Patrick McElravey of North Tahoe and Alex Kopytko of ACMS sprinted for the finish, with McElravey edging out the narrow victory.

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