The Nevada Union snowboard team had its first giant slalom event of the season, and much like the earlier slalom races, it was senior Celine Holland leading the pack.
Holland was the fastest female boarder on the day, racing at Alpine Meadows, she finished first in the girls race with a two race combined time of 1 minute, 2.91 seconds. Nevada Union’s second finisher, and placing third overall was Faith Robichaud with a time of 1:12. Michaela Haemmig (1:24.64) placed eighth for NU, giving the Lady Miners three boarders in the top 10. Rounding out the point positions for NU was Sophie Smith in 17th with a time of 1:36.4. The Lady Miners finished first as a team in the girls’ races.
On the boys side, Brad Carrion was the top NU finisher with a time of 1:13. Luca Innocenti was the next Miner to place, taking 17th at 1:16.57. Simon Nielson (1:19.21) placed 25th for NU, and Erik Whatley was 26th with a time of 1:19.31. The boys team placed fourth.
The Miners are back at it Monday, again at Alpine Meadows.
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