South Tahoe’s Jobbins wins TBSL State slalom, Vikings alpine ski finishes third at championships
In the last race of his high school career, Alec Jobbins finished atop the Tahoe Basin Ski League state podium. The South Tahoe senior took first in state slalom last Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Diamond Peak Ski Resort during the second day of TBSL State Championships.
The TBSL season concluded with two days of state competition at North Shore resorts — on Tuesday, Feb. 23, skiers raced giant slalom at Alpine Meadows. South Tahoe finished third combined over the two days, with Truckee’s boys and Incline’s girls winning team titles.
Jobbins won the state slalom individual title by skiing a 55.31 over two runs. Sophomore Logan Langemeier delivered a top-10 finish, placing ninth with a time of 1:02.71 — sophomore Weston Swift (15th, 1:06.84) and senior Griffin Hobson (16th, 1:09.67) also earned points for the Vikings in the season-ending race.
Senior Noah Solomon was the only other South Tahoe racer to complete the course at Diamond Peak, finishing 22nd with a time of 1:09.67. Freshman Luke Allen, senior Trenton Leonard and junior Tristan Deatherage were all disqualified.
A day earlier at Alpine Meadows, Deatherage led the way for South Tahoe with a seventh-place ski of 1:06.01. Whittell’s Payton Norton won the giant slalom event with a time of 1:02.53.
Deatherage was one of three Vikings in the top 20, including Allen (11th, 1:07.34), Swift (19th, 1:10.88) and Langemeier (20th, 1:11.05). Rounding out South Tahoe’s finishers were Leonard (22nd, 1:11.74) and Hobson (28th, 1:18.60).
On the girls side, senior Tatum Whatford led South Tahoe in giant slalom (seventh, 1:08.15) while junior Rose McDonough was the Vikings’ top finisher in slalom (10th, 1:06.94). North Tahoe’s Magnolia Neu won GS while Incline’s Belle Johnson turned in the top time for slalom.
In giant slalom at Alpine Meadows, sophomore Lyndsey Allen (11th, 1:10.79), freshman Summer Furrer (18th, 1:15.44) and junior Sierra Bedwell (19th, 1:15.57) earned points for South Tahoe. Sophomore Gabbi Fisher (26th, 1:20.47), junior Alle Balme (28th, 1:23.30) and senior Cassie Flynn (29th, 1:23.63) also completed the course.
In slalom at Diamond Peak, McDonough was one of three South Tahoe skiers to finish in the top 18 along with Bedwell (13th, 1:09.58), Whatford (14th, 1:09.87) and Furrer (18th, 1:13.07). Rounding out the Vikings’ finishers were Flynn (25th, 1:27.20), Balme (27th, 1:29.18) and freshman Alyx Carlson (28th, 1:36.59).
More state race photos are available at http://www.lefrakphotography.com.
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