With an early start and fresh snow to carve up, the Lady Miners, sans their best snowboarder Celine Holland, took first place as a team in the girls giant slalom Monday at Alpine Meadows.
With Holland traveling with Team Squaw this week, Faith Robichaud led Nevada Union, taking first overall with a two-race combined time of 1 minute, 9.2 seconds. Coming in sixth for NU was Michaela Haemmig in a time of 1:12.38. Sophie Smith (1:25.47) placed 13th for the Lady Miners, and Zoe Favor took 22nd in a time of 1:47.47.
On the boys side, Bradley Carrion led NU with an eighth-place finish in a time of 1:09.57. Also faring well for NU was Alec Fitandes (1:11.36) who took 12th, Luca Innocenti (1:14.74) in 21st, Logan Smith (1:14.95) placing 23rd, and Erik Whatley (1:15.82) at 26th.
NU alpine ski team takes 2nd
The Nevada Union boys alpine ski team had a tough go Monday at Alpine Meadows as top racers Caspar Hendrickson and Peter McDowell both lost an edge leading to a substantial addition of seconds.
With McDowell and Hendrickson turning in above average times, Ethan Good was able to cinch the fourth place spot with a time of 1:09.64 while teammates Josh Harris (1:13.85) came in at 14th, Joe Fenner (1:16.92) placed 16th, and John Schlothauer (1:17.13) took 17th.
For the Lady Miners, Emma Stratman finished sixth with a time of 1:09.62. She was followed by Mikaela Lujan in 10th at 1:18.81, Tori Newman in 12th at 1:19.60, and Katie King rounding things out in 13th with a time of 1:20.96.
Combined point totals put the team in second.
The Miners wrap up the division contests next week at Sugarbowl with a slalom.
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