Sierra-at-Tahoe race team dominates at Northstar
Special to the Tribune
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – On a chilly overcast day at Northstar Ski Resort on Sunday morning, the Sierra Race Team remained focused on riding a smooth ski and maintaining speed down the roughly one minute course. Reid Lambres, Tyler Cottrill and Katie Sears had outstanding runs and all three earned podium spots for their performance.
In the 15 and older boys group, Sierra’s Reid Lambres finished 2nd with a time of 54.06 seconds, just 0.12 seconds behind Sugar Bowls Mack Lujan, who grabbed 1st place and 0.94 seconds ahead of Sky Taverns Nick Ward who finished 3rd. Sierra’s Matt Murray also had a strong run, finishing with a time of 57.77 earning 8th place.
For the boys 13 / 14 year olds, Sierra’s Tyler Cottrill blistered his run and earned a 1st place finish with a time of 55.47, 1.54 seconds ahead of Sky Taverns Octave Lepinard who finished 2nd and also Sky Taverns Jacob Falconer who earned 3rd with a time of 58.67. Sierra’s Alec Lambres earned a 5th place finish with a time of 58.88 and Alex Murray, 7th place with a time of 59.32, followed closely by Alan Smolgovsky in 11th, Grant Swift in 14th, Samuel Neill 18th, and Bryce Kortge 21st.
For the girls 13 / 14 year olds, Sierra’s Katie Sears raced a narrow line producing a super fast run, earning 1st place with a time of 57.90, ahead of Alpine Meadow’s Stephanie Scott with a time of 59.19 and Truckee Ski Team’s Lindsey Barnhart with a time of 59.86.
Sierra’s other solid performances included boys 11 / 12 Max Schweitzer 39th and Jerod King 40th. For the girls 11 /12, Sierra’s Rosemarie McDonough finished 19th, Marina Neill earned 31st and Kailey Killeen earned 19th with the girls 15 and older group.
The next race for the Sierra-at-Tahoe Race Team will be a Giant Slalom race at its home mountain on March 19.
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