ALPINE SKI: Nevada Union girls team takes first, McDowell places first individually for boys |

ALPINE SKI: Nevada Union girls team takes first, McDowell places first individually for boys

Peter McDowell
Harry Lefrak / Lefrak Photography |

With bright blue skies above and snow with depth beneath the Nevada Union alpine ski team had another strong day on the slopes Monday.

Racing giant slalom at Alpine Meadows, Nevada Union’s girls squad placed three skiers in the top 10 and finished in a tie with Davis for first place as a team with 251 points each. Del Oro placed third with 223 points and Colfax was fourth with 209 points in the seven team field.

Leading the Lady Miners was Sarah Brennan with a fourth place individual finish after clocking a two-race combined time of 1 minute, 9.8 seconds. NU’s Zoe Cohen was right behind Brennan in fifth place at 1:13.04, and Quinn Heppe took ninth for the Lady Miners with a time of 1:16.60. Tera Arenchild placed 15th for NU with a time of 1:21.28 and McKenzie Morey earned 16th place at 1:21.51.

On the boys side, Peter McDowell led the Miners with an impressive first place finish individually. McDowell tallied a two-race combined time of 1:06.46, which was a full second faster than second place.

Following McDowell for NU was Joe Fenner (1:15.09) in 20th place, Wyatt Curtis (1:17.69) in 28th, Everett Noel (1:19.18) in 30th and Luke Ericson (1:20.13) in 31st. As a team the NU boys came in fourth place with 205 points behind first-place Davis (258), second-place Colfax (246), and third-place Del Oro (219).

The Nevada Union alpine ski team hits the slopes again Monday at Boreal for the final slalom event of the regular season.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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