Truckee girls ski away with Alpine state title |

Truckee girls ski away with Alpine state title

Ryan Salm/Sierra SunBrandie Macken of Truckee rounds a gate during her first of two slalom runs at Alpine Meadows on Thursday.

Shelby Macrorie, Michelle Delumyea, Brandie Macken and Tara Maher combined to sweep four of the top five spots in the individual combined standings and lead Truckee to the women’s team title during the NIAA State Alpine Skiing Championships held this past Thursday at Alpine Meadows and Saturday at Mt. Rose.

Truckee’s girls team skied past Tahoe Basin League rival South Tahoe by a 938-900 margin between the two days of racing, which was determined by a combined total of individual results between Thursday’s slalom and Saturday’s giant slalom.

Coupled with the second-place performance from Truckee’s boys ” who were edged out by Incline, 923-895 ” it turned out as a successful weekend overall for the Wolverines.

Macrorie took home top honors in the women’s individual combined standings thanks to her win in Thursday’s slalom at Alpine Meadows and her second-place finish behind Macken in the giant slalom Saturday at Sunrise Bowl. Delumyea finished third, Macken fourth and Maher fifth in the combined.

Macken, a senior who was undefeated during the Tahoe Basin League regular season, led after her first run in the slalom on Thursday, then had to overcame a fall on her second run to salvage 13th for the day. Macrorie logged a combined time of 73.02, three seconds faster than her nearest competition, to win the race. Macken came back on Saturday to clock the fastest times in both runs of the giant slalom to win with a time of 57.60, while Macrorie took second (58.48).

Another top-10 finisher was North Tahoe’s Kaitlin McMillan, who finished seventh in the women’s combined.

In the men’s competition, Sean Higgins of Incline swept both races to capture the combined title. Max Salinger finished fifth and Danny Kruck 10th to give Truckee representation in the top 10.

Jake Perkins took sixth and Salinger eighth for Truckee in the giant slalom. Perkins was only 1.05 seconds behind Higgins in first-place.


For complete results, see

Women’s combined team

1, Truckee 938; 2, South Tahoe 900; 3, Reno 826; 4, McQueen 708; 5, Carson 662; 6, Galena 656; 7, Incline 73; 8, Reed 66; 9, Sparks 51; 10, Wooster 48.

Men’s combined team

1, Incline 923; 2, Truckee 895; 3, Reno 800; 4, Damonte Ranch 710; 5, Wooster 699; 6, Galena 570; Rite of Passage 63.

Women’s combined individual

1, Shelby Macrorie, Truckee; 2, Justine Fergoson, South Tahoe; 3, Michelle Delumyea, Truckee; 4, Brandi Macken, Truckee; 5, Tarra Maher, Truckee; 6, Kim Smith, South Tahoe; 7, Kaitlin McMillan, North Tahoe; 8, Julianne Zotter, McQueen; Mia Koci, Reno, and Areina Thomas, South Tahoe.

Men’s combined individual

1, Sean Higgins, Incline; 2, Ryan Connor, Reno, Matt Trabert, Wooster, and Radford Birmingham, Incline; 5, Max Salinger, Truckee, Nels Hansen, Incline; 7, CJ Dudley, Reno; 8, Derek Holmgren, South Tahoe; 9, Alex Green, Reno; 10, Danny Kruck, Truckee.

Women’s giant slalom team

1, Truckee 478; 2, South Tahoe 444; 3, Reno 431; 4, Galena 375; 5, McQueen 346; 6, Carson 316; 7, Sparks 51; 8, Wooster 48.

Men’s giant slalom team

1, Incline 461; 2, Truckee 450; 3, Reno 447; 4, Damonte Ranch 360; 5, Galena 338; 6, Wooster 296.

Women’s giant slalom individual

1, Brandi Macken, Truckee, 57.60; 2, Shelby Macrorie, Truckee, 58.48; 3, Nicole Deangelli, Reno, 60.93; 4, Justine Fergoson, South Tahoe, 61.18; 5, Kelsey Malby, Reno, 61.45; 6, Shannon Horn, Truckee, 61.68; 7, Danielle Smallman, North Tahoe, 61.83; 8, Tarra Maher, Truckee, 62.42; 9, Kim Smith, South Tahoe, 62.63; 10, Michelle Delumyea, Truckee, 62.96.

Men’s giant slalom individual

1, Ryan Higgins, Incline, 60.35; 2, Ryan Connor, Reno, 60.42; 3, Matt Trabert, Wooster, 60.45; 4, Radford Birmingham, Incline, 61.15; 5, CJ Dudley, Reno, 61.19; 6, Jake Perkins, Truckee, 61.40; 7, Nels Hansen, Incline, 61.95; 8, Max Salinger, Truckee, 62.24; 9, Jimmy Sagan, Incline, 62.48; 10, Derek Holmgren, South Tahoe, 63.19.

MEN ” 1, Sean Higgins, Incline, 68.94; 2, Radford Birmingham, Incline, 70.11; 3, Matt Trabert, Wooster, 70.25; 4, Ryan Connor, Reno, 71.97; 5, Max Salinger, Truckee, 72.22; 6, Nels Hansen, Incline, 72.87; 7, Danny Kruk, Truckee, 73.38; 8, Derek Holmgren, South Tahoe, 73.56; 9, Alex Green, Reno, 75.72; 10, Graham Collins, Truckee, 75.84.

WOMEN ” 1, Shelby Macrorie, Truckee, 73.02; 2, Justine Fergoson, South Tahoe, 76.57; 3, Michelle Delumyea, Truckee, 76.67; 4, Jaime Normandin, Incline, 77.55; 5, Joleen Fergoson, South Tahoe, 78.96; 6, Kaitlin McMillan, North Tahoe, 80.00; 7, Mia Koci, Reno, 80.14; 8, Christina Lane, North Tahoe, 80.64; 9, Julianne Zotter, McQueen, 80.83; 10, Tarra Maher, Truckee, 81.57.

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User