Prep snowboarding: Girls lead North Tahoe to third place
NORTHSTAR ” A deep and talented group of North Tahoe girls recorded its third win in as many races at Northstar-at-Tahoe on Monday.
Led by Jenna Burnside and Tara Turpin’s third- and fourth-place finishes, respectively, the Laker girls carried North Tahoe to a third-place finish overall behind season-leader Colfax and Placer.
Colfax won the overall (boys and girls combined) in Monday’s CNISSF giant slalom with 379 points. Placer finished runner-up with 339 points and was followed by North Tahoe (316), Davis (313), Truckee (299), Nevada Union (251) and Bear River (241).
On the girls’ side of the competition, North Tahoe’s Dani Pranin placed seventh and was followed by teammates Emily Ashbaugh in 13th place, Jamie Gross in 14th, Lexi Schumann 15th, Kara Horn 17th and Kelley Holman 29th.
Kristen Harvey led the way for the Truckee girls, finishing second behind Placer’s Caty O’Connor. Sami Bussinger took 22nd for the Truckee girls, Ariah Curtis was 25th, Calli Turner 32nd, Lindsey Bahr 40th and Jasmine Murray 46th.
The Cowie brothers recorded the best finishes for the Truckee boys, as Kevin placed third and Ryan seventh. Teammate Sean Lefrak was 21st and Oscar Hernandez 45th.
Ben Reilly took ninth place for the Laker boys’ top finish, while Clayton Doyle finished 17th, Zach Dodge 40th and Evan Davis 47th.
Colfax leads the season standings with 1,136 points. North Tahoe is second with 1,042 and Placer third with 1,036, followed by Davis (998), Truckee (759), Nevada Union (704) and Bear River (690).
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