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Thelen has the leading edge at Mammoth meet

JAMES BALL, Sierra Sun

Truckee skier Wes Thelen led the way for another Tahoe-Truckee High School boys’ alpine ski win at Mammoth last week.

Posting a 41.36 on his first slalom run and a 41.33 on his second, Thelen combined for a 1:22.69, good enough for first place.

It was a finish nearly two full seconds ahead of Truckee’s Gary Cook in 1:24.50.

In fourth place was TTHS’ Bryan Richmond in 1:26.69, followed by Tyler Buschman in 1:27.84.

Mike Thomas placed 10th with a 1:28.79 finish.

In the B race, Jason Waters took second (1:37.34), behind North Tahoe’s Piquet Willard (1:33.58).

David Brooks finished in third (1:37.57); Tommy Kelly in ninth (1:42.30) and Chris Birchard in 11th (1:43.73).

First-place North Tahoe’s julia Mancuso won the girls’ race, setting the pace at 1:20.80.

Topping the third-place Truckee girls was Charlotte Fugier in 1:29.20.

Maegan Martin finished seventh with a 1:34.18 finish.

In 16th was Katie Linett in 1:45.19; Jill Marchi was 18th in 1:47.87; Megan Minnick was 22nd in 1:49.22 and Kendra Windham finished 29th among 44 skiers in 1:57.72.

In the girls’ B race, Jessie Kerton was third in 1:53.94), Lindsey Manetta was fifth (1:55.12), Heather Phebus was sixth (1:57.08), Natalie Bergman was seventh (1:57.28) and Katie Heckendorn was 10th in 2:01.41.

The next meet is 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at Alpine Meadows.

The final meet of the season if March 2 at Alpine Meadows.

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