THS Nordic takes another two
Lake Tahoe Nordic skiing is dominated by one school: Truckee High. That didn’t change this weekend, either, as the Wolverines dominated sprint freestyles at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Friday night under the lights and then again on Saturday at the 2003 Auburn Ski Club Invitational.
Friday night, they finished with six of the top 10 slots on both the boys’ and girls’ sides.
The girls took first with 188.5 points followed by North Tahoe at 162.5 points and Mammoth was third with 78.5 points.
Kati Clark took first for the girls, followed by Kara LaPoint in third, Miasha Goodpaster in fourth, Lindsay Collin in sixth, Whitney Prosor in eighth and Kayla Evans in ninth.
On the boys’ side, Joaquin Goodpaster finished second, Andrew Van Blarigan took third, Matt Gelso took fourth, Owen Wright took fifth, Thomas Hill took sixth and Sam Sterling was eighth. They finished with 190 points, followed by North Tahoe with 173 points and Mammoth was in third with 146 points.
Saturday at the Auburn Ski Club, both the boys and girls took first again. Nine high schools showed up, including Nevada Union, Colfax the Sugar Bowhl Academy and two Bay Area schools like Marin Catholic and Marin Academy. But seeing there isn’t much skiing of any kind in Marin County, the extra competition didn’t make a scratch on THS’ paint jobs. At the end, a total of 60 medals were divvied up among the four divisions- boys’ varsity and JV and girls varsity and JV-. Truckee took 26 of them.
For the girls, they had 186 points for first, beating the Lakers in second by 24 points and Mammoth in third with 155 points. LaPoint took second, Goodpaster took third, Collin was sixth, Clark, was seventh, Evans was eighth, Prosor was 10th and Caitlin Oats was 11th. A Marin Catholic skier actually took first- Natalie Joffe won by beating LaPoint by 1:1.1 minutes.
The boys beat out North Tahoe by 23 points with 187 total and South Lake Tahoe took third with 140. Gelso was second, Goodpaster was third, Van Blarigan was fourth, Wright was 10th, Sterling was 11th, Robbie Beno was 14th and Hill was 17th, earning all of them medals.
Up next for the crew is a Friday 6k classic at Tahoe Cross Country Center in Tahoe City starting at 10:30 a.m.
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