Streit beats out field to claim President’s Cup victory
One of the most well-known Nordic skiers on the Far West circuit has added to his trophy case, claiming victory on Monday in the annual Tahoe Mountain Sports President’s Cup cross-country race at Auburn Ski Club.
Tav Streit, 44, managed to out battle Sugar Bowl Academy Assistant Nordic Coach David Sinclair, 28, by 3.5 seconds across the 15-kilometer course to claim first place with a time of 33:30.2. Streit was a runner-up in last year’s President’s Cup.
Auburn Ski Club Biathlon Program Director Brian Halligan finished in third place with a time of 33:50.3. Truckee High School senior and Auburn Ski Club’s Steffen Cuneo was fourth place with a time of 34:38.7. Cuneo competed in Monday’s race after winning a high school Nordic event last Friday in North Tahoe. Sean Burke, 41, was fifth with a time of 37:19.5.
On the women’s side, Kate Mulcachy, who coaches at Auburn Ski Club, took first place and 11th overall with a time of 39:46.0. Tara Thomas finished the race in 40:26.0 to pick up second out of the women’s division, followed by Samantha Shields in third place with a time of 41:15.3.
The President’s Cup also included shorter distances and youth divisions. Other winners included: Connor Sable in the 1K U8 boys’ race; Shay Lichter in the 1K U6 girls’ race; Quinn Holan in the 3K U14 boys’ race; Ryden Burke in the 3K U12 boys’ race; Griffin Tuscano in the 3K U10 boys’ race; Kenzo Wettermark in the 3K U8 boys’ race; Chang-Min Kung in the 3K U14 girls’ race; Jillian Chalstrom in the 3K U12 girls’ race; Ida Voegele in the 3K U10 girls race; Zayla Reynaud in the 3K U8 girls’ race; Matt Seline in the 7.5K boys’ race; and Sara Beaulieu in the 7.5K girls’ race.
For full results, visit http://www.FarWestNordic.org.
The next race on the Far West Nordic calendar, the Alpenglow 20K Freestyle, will take place Sunday at the Tahoe Cross-Country ski area in Tahoe City, and will feature distances of 5, 10 or 20 kilometers. All proceeds benefit the Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association. Prizes will be awarded from Alpenglow Sports and Tahoe Cross-Country.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at email@example.com or 530-550-2643.
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