Miners slide to second, BR gets third
Julie Bottrell snagged a win and Joe Kremple finished second as the Nevada Union alpine ski team took second to Colfax in the Central II regular-season giant slalom finale at Squaw Valley Monday.
NU (4-2) totaled 272 points, 16 behind the Falcons.
Bottrell turned in a combined time of 56.97 seconds to lead the Lady Miners (3-3) to a 148-141 win.
Kremple (51.58) was out front in the Miners’ (4-2) 145-124 loss.
“Colfax is a formidable competitor. They raced the cleaner race and they deserved to win,” NU head coach Dale Knight said. “We’ll use this as a wake-up call.”
The Lady Miners’ Tori Orlowski finished second with a time of 1:00.45. Amelia Hererra (1:01.79) took fifth. Alison Martin’s 1:05.31 was good enough for eighth.
For the boys, Nolan Hale turned in a 54.50 to take eighth.
Toby Woodley (57.55) finished 14th. Rion Toal had a 57.95 for 16th.
“We had a good time (this year), and that’s our number one rule,” Knight said.
Next up for NU are the state championships at Mammoth Mountain March 4-5.
Bruins take third in final giant slalom race
The Bear River alpine ski team scored 123 points to take third in the regular-season giant slalom finale at Northstar-at-Tahoe Monday.
Quincy totaled 233 points for the win. Davis finished second with a combined score of 191 points.
Matt Grimes took second place with a time of two minutes, 30.66 seconds to lead the boys.
Carl Payne (2:40.76), Timothy Green (2:42.76) and Anthony Green (2:42.78) finished eighth, ninth and 10th.
Dustin Welch grabbed 13th with a time of 2:47.23. Dean Eckles (21st, 3:03.66) and Cameron Kephart (23rd, 3:13.81) also competed for Bear River.
Brianna Stoddart, the Lady Bruins’ sole competitor, took 13th with a time of 3:17.81.
Bear River will compete at the state championships at Mammoth Mountain March 4-5.
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