South Tahoe boys’, girls’ alpine teams combine to earn 2nd place at Alpine Meadows
Senior Logan Langemeier came in ninth and classmate Lyndsey Allen finished 11th Tuesday, Dec. 12, to help the South Tahoe boys’ and girls’ alpine ski teams each finish in third place at Alpine Meadows. The two teams combined for second place overall behind North Tahoe.
It was the first meet of the season and was supposed to be run at Heavenly Mountain Resort but the location was changed due to “the lack of snowmaking temps,” said Vikings head coach Barbra Bedwell.
Whittell’s Andrew Carlisle recorded a 19th-place finish out of 40 finishers to help the Warriors boys earn fourth place.
North Tahoe led the boys with 214 points followed by Douglas (204), South Tahoe (177), Whittell (127), Truckee (119), Carson (101) and Incline (60).
Truckee topped the girls’ teams with 215 points. Truckee finished ahead of North Tahoe (203), South Tahoe (173), Douglas (135), Carson (93) and Whittell (77).
The top four skiers on each squad contribute to the team point total.
Langemeier, an offensive lineman for the Vikings football team earlier this fall, showed how agile and aerodynamic a big man can be. He cruised down the giant slalom course twice in a combined time of 1 minute, 5.2 seconds, over four seconds faster than any of his teammates and under five seconds behind the race winner.
The Viking finishers were in a close pack, with Noah Lyle finishing 12th (1:09.4), Foste Saunders 14th (1:10.8), Matt Sullivan 16th (1:13.3) and Cameron Grant 17th (1:13.3).
Bastion Elkins, like Langemeier, was a lineman for the Whittell Warriors football team and he raced down the slopes in 1:18.1 to finish 23rd. He was followed by teammates Tiller Van Doren (29th, 1:22.7) and Patrick Smorra (30th, 1:24.4).
Allen charged down the course in a combined time of 1:09.8 and was followed closely by her three point-scoring teammates. Summer Furrer came in 12th in 1:10.4, Kelsey Buckley was 15th (1:13.6), Shelby Lyon was 17th (1:18.1) and Carissa Buchholz was 21st (1:20.0).
The girls’ race winner finished in 1:02.0.