South Tahoe alpine ski takes first overall at Heavenly slalom, wins third straight event
The South Tahoe alpine ski team continued its winning ways Monday, Jan. 25, at Heavenly Mountain Resort. The Vikings finished first overall in the Tahoe Basin Ski League slalom event at Heavenly’s World Cup, claiming their third straight overall title.
South Tahoe finished with 381 points Monday to win by a 21-point margin — North Tahoe finished second with 360 and Douglas took third with 325. The Vikings’ boys team came in first place while STHS’ girls took third.
On the boys side, South Tahoe’s four point scorers placed in the event’s top 12, highlighted by a pair of podium finishes. Senior Alec Jobbins led the way by finishing in second with a time of 51.05 over two runs, including the best run laid down on World Cup — his second-run ski of 22.93.
Junior Tristan Deatherage also earned a spot on the podium, placing third with a time of 53.21. Freshman Luke Allen (11th, 57.46) and sophomore Logan Langemeier (12th, 57.50) rounded out the Vikings’ top four.
Senior Noah Solomon (16th, 1:02.67), senior Tristan Leonard (18th, 1:03.75), sophomore Weston Swift (19th, 1:05.77) and senior Griffin Hobson (21st, 1:07.89) also raced for the Vikings on Monday. South Tahoe’s first-place finish was its second in as many events.
In the girls race, junior Rose McDonough led the way for South Tahoe by skiing into ninth place with a time of 1:03.16. Senior Tatum Whatford also cracked the top 10 with a mark of 1:03.20 — her second run of 26.30 was the third-best Monday.
Sophomore Lyndsey Allen (13th, 1:04.10) and junior Sierra Bedwell (15th, 1:06.33) also earned points for South Tahoe at Heavenly. Senior Cassie Flynn (29th, 1:29.17) was the only other Vikings’ skier to complete both runs.
South Tahoe returns to the hill Wednesday, Feb. 3, for giant slalom at Diamond Peak Ski Resort. The TBSL regular season finale precedes zone duals Feb. 10 and state races Feb. 23-24.
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