Alvey first at Sugar Bowl |

Alvey first at Sugar Bowl

Led by Daniel Alvey’s first-place finish, Nevada Union’s alpine ski team took first place in Monday’s giant slalom competition at Sugar Bowl ski resort.

Alvey won the boys’ race by putting together a two-run time of 2:10.32. Nevada Union edged Davis in overall team points, 741-735.

“That’s close,” said NU head coach Ken Ramirez. “That could be a matter of one kid scrubbing just a little bit. That’s what happens at this level, when you’re dealing with racers in the top division.”

NU won Monday’s stop of the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation’s Central Division I, thanks to some top placings from Alvey and his teammates.

Bob Roberts finished sixth among the boys in 2:22.04, while Jeanenne Richert took seventh in the girls contest in 2:23.91.

Matt Freitas finished ninth (2:25.63) and Nick Meyer 11th (2:26.45) in the boys’ division, while Claire Miller took ninth (2:25.04), Elisse Lockhart 10th (2:25.57) and Sarah Callaham 14th (2:37.54) among the girls competing.

NU’s junior varsity swept the top three position, as Nick Herback won in 2:35.51, followed by Matt Ulinski in second (2:42.20) and Chris Ulinski in third (2:42.72).

The same course, which was set up for a college competition over the weekend, was run by all competitors Monday. Ramirez said the preparations were just about perfect.

“Sugar Bowl is running the best races in the Tahoe basin right now,” Ramirez said.

The season series, in which Ramirez said NU is “a breath ahead against some of the top teams in the state,” continues Feb. 2 with slalom competition at Alpine Meadows.

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