South Tahoe third, Whittell fourth at Alpine Meadows
February 9, 2012
ALPINE MEADOWS, Calif. – Results continue to be a bit wonky in the Tahoe Basin Ski League, as South Tahoe’s boys’ and girls’ team both finished second, but the Vikins finished third as a team. They were edged out by meet winner North Tahoe, and runner up Truckee on Monday at Alpine Meadows. Whittell, who’s girls’ team finished third, took fourth.
“It was crazy, for our boys to be second place, and our girls to take second place, and finish third as team,” said South Tahoe coach Mike Shreve, who credited the level of competition in the league.
The Vikings have finished first and third twice this season as a team.
“It seems like we’re having trouble with our Slalom game, and we’re doing great with our Giant Slalom. Truckee hit one out of the park yesterday, they went one, two, three, four, five. That’s the first grand slam we’ve seen,” Shreve said. “We got the fire power, we’re just not hitting all cylinders right now in our Slalom.”
Whittell was led by Whitney Gardner, who finished first in the girls’ race ahead of North Tahoe’s Nikki Caravelli. South Tahoe’s Maia Bickert was third.
“I thought Whitney had one of the best high school Slaloms I’ve seen in a long time,” Whittell coach Pat Kelly said. “She really was skiing really well. Last couple days leading up to the race she was skiing with confidence, and you could see it today. She did a great job.”
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The top finishers for Whittell on the girls side were: Gardner, Michael Gardner finishing 10th, Danica Bunnett finishing 11th, and Chelsea Pfotenhau finishing 27th. On the boys side, Whittell was led by Kody Dangtongdee finishing 14th, Hughston Norton finishing 16th, Zach Welch finishing 34th, and Nick Lorio finishing 35th.
The top four boys for South Tahoe were Connor McKeen finishing fifth, Connor Henderson finishing 12th, Grant Fagen finishing 15th and Jason Elder finishing 19th. South Tahoe was led by Bickert, who finished first, followed by Mikaela Clothier finishing 9th, Shannon Colleton finishing 14th, and Kailey Killeen finishing.