PREP SKI & SNOWBOARD: Nevada Union battles it out at Northstar |

PREP SKI & SNOWBOARD: Nevada Union battles it out at Northstar

Nevada Union's Benny Gemetti competes in a giant slalom event at Northstar Monday.
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Racing giant slalom at Northstar, the Nevada Union boys snowboard team took third place and the girls squad placed fourth on Monday.

Leading the Miners on the boys side was Simon Nielson with a ninth place finish individually with a two-race combined time of 3 minutes, 28.12 seconds. Nevada Union’s Cyrus Malin paced 12th (3:30.63), Logan Smith was 13th (3:33.76), Benny Gemetti was 14th (3:33.81), Myles Montgomery was 17th (3:41.86) and Roman Telles was 18th (3:43.10).

Tahoe-Truckee’s Ryan Murphy placed first individually with a time of 2:56.25.

On the girls side, Nevada Union was led by Sophie Smith with a team-best sixth place finish with a two-race combined time of 3:57.36. The Lady Miners also had L. Horwath place 14th (4:27.11) and Bethany Sumner earn 21st (5:04.03).

The NU snowboarders head back up the mountain again Monday for another giant slalom event at Northstar.

Alpine Ski

The Nevada Union girls alpine ski team came up just four points short of first place Davis and had to settle for second at a slalom event Monday at Northstar.

Sarah Brennan led the Lady Miners with a second place finish individually, coming in with a two-race combined time of 1:33.49. Brennan’s teammate Zoe Cohen was right behind her in third place (1:36.19). NU’s Tera Arenchild finished in 12th (1:53.09) and Quinn Heppe was 13th (1:53.39).

On the boys side, the Miners took fourth as a team behind first place Davis, second place Colfax and third place Del Oro.

Leading the NU boys was Josh Harris with a fifth place finish (1:36.91). Peter McDowell was next for NU in ninth place (1:39.05). McDowell was in first place after one run, but his second run wasn’t nearly as clean and dropped him into ninth overall. Joe Fenner came in 20th for NU, and Jake Schlothauer placed 22nd.

Next up for the Miners is a giant slalom event at Alpine Meadows Monday.

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