South Tahoe alpine ski closes regular season at Diamond Peak, Jobbins places second
In its regular season finale, the South Tahoe alpine ski team finished with a strong performance. The Vikings’ boys placed second and the girls took fourth in the Tahoe Basin Ski League giant slalom race at Diamond Peak on Wednesday Feb. 3.
South Tahoe’s boys scored 188 points at Diamond Peak, finishing 12 behind North Tahoe. For the season, the Vikings’ boys took first based on both results and total points.
Senior Alec Jobbins led the South Tahoe boys team Wednesday, and narrowly missed out on claiming the individual crown. Jobbins skied a 1:05.81 to finish in second place, just two-hundredths of a second behind Whittell’s Payton Norton.
Junior Tristan Deatherage also delivered a top-10 result for the Vikings, finishing ninth with a time of 1:10.19. Freshman Luke Allen (11th, 1:10.83) and senior Trenton Leonard (18th, 1:16.45) earned points for the Vikings while sophomore Weston Swift, senior Noah Solomon and senior Griffin Hobson rounded out their contingent.
On the girls side, the Vikings scored 171 points to take fourth. South Tahoe’s girls finished the season tied for second based on results, and alone in second in points.
Junior Rose McDonough was South Tahoe’s top skier in the girls giant slalom. McDonough finished seventh with a run of 1:13.99 — Incline’s Belle Johnson took the individual title by skiing a 1:08.63.
Senior Tatum Whatford placed 10th Wednesday with a time of 1:16.02. Sophomore Lyndsey Allen (16th, 1:19.07) and junior Sierra Bedwell (24th, 1:27.84) finished in the points for the Vikings while senior Cassie Flynn, junior Alle Balme and freshman Summer Furrer also completed the run.
As a team, South Tahoe took home the combined TBSL regular season title. The Vikings won three straight races during the campaign, more than another other team in the league.
South Tahoe returns to the hill Wednesday, Feb. 10, for zone duals at Alpine Meadows. State races are scheduled for Feb. 23 and 24.
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