Truckee’s Deeter, Larkins win Sugar Bowl Freestyle
The Auburn Ski Club Classic scheduled for Saturday will instead be a skate race (because there’s not enough snow for classic tracks). Nevada Union will host the race, which is now called the Foothill Freestyle.
The high school Nordic ski season resumed Friday with the Sugar Bowl Freestyle, which was relocated to Auburn Ski Club.
Truckee’s Aaron Deeter and Lizzie Larkins won the high school boys and girls races, while North Tahoe’s JC Schoonmaker and the Sugar Bowl Academy’s Chloe Gorman recorded first-place finishes among the middle school racers.
Competing on a 5-kilometer course, Deeter held off a trio of Sugar Bowl Academy (SBA) athletes to claim the victory in a time of 12:11.1. SBA’s Peter Carroll finished runner-up in 12:22 and was trailed by teammates Ryland Belisle in 12:30 and Skyler Mullings in 12:50.
Evan Vomund of Incline finished fifth in 12:00.5. North Tahoe’s Cam Goldstone (14:01.1) was ninth.
Larkins, meanwhile, outdistanced the high school girls field to win with a time of 13:53.7. Amanda Kirkeby of Mammoth was second in 12:08.6 and Truckee’s Jenna Rolf was third in 14:24.
Truckee’s Skyler Flora placed fourth, posting a time of 14:48, and was followed by SBA’s Savannah Blide (14:54.3), North Tahoe’s Tara Gallant (14:57.6), Truckee’s Kyla Burrill (14:58.5), SBA’s Camille Hartley (15:07.9), and Truckee’s Claire Lang-Ree (15:33.8) and Brenna Wapstra Scott (15:42.9) rounding out the top 10.
The middle school race was contested on a 2.5K course. Gorman placed first among the girls contingent with a time of 7:22.1. Grace Bronstone of Alder Creek finished runner-up in 7:34 and Camile Syden of North Tahoe was third in 7:35.3. Alder Creek’s Megan Burrill was fourth and Frances Hamilton fifth.
In the middle school boys race, Schoonmaker took the win in a time of 6:01.6. North Tahoe teammate Cody Atwood finished second in 6:23.7 and Alder Creek’s Tyler Ferrera was third in 7:00. Haydn Halvorsen of Alder placed fourth and Nate Cutler of North Tahoe fifth.
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