South Tahoe, Incline chase Truckee, North Tahoe at league ski meet
Incline’s Otto Albrecht sped to sixth place Tuesday to lead the Highlander boys to a third-place finish in the second Tahoe Basin Ski League race of the season at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.
The South Tahoe boys led by Matt Sullivan slid in right behind Incline in fourth and Whittell finished sixth out of seven teams.
Albrecht slightly bettered his first run time of 26.04 seconds on the giant slalom course with a second run time of 25.82, a total of 51.86.
Also for Incline, Mike Lampe was 16th(57.77) out of 38 competitors that finished both runs, Niklas Pietzke was 19th, Marcus Honey was 29thand Jake Harrell was 31st.
Sullivan took off over a second and a half from his first run to finish in 13thwith an overall time of 55.95.
Also for South Tahoe, who was competing without its fastest skier Luke Allen, Aaron Johnson was 18th, Ralston Johnson was 24thand Koa Hadaway was 27th.
Justin Smith led Whittell with a 17th-place finish and Tiller Van Doren was 25thfor the Warriors.
Annie Ferguson finished 12thin the individual standings to lead the Viking girls to a third-place team result. She led a pack of four South Tahoe racers who finished all within seven places of each other.
Natalie Frazier was 15th, Kiara Furrer was 17thand Ella Bickert was 18th.
Incline came in fifth and was led by Marte Waagan’s 14th-place finish in a pack of 35 girls who finished both runs. Rebecca Noble was 26thand Gabby Kohler was 33rd.
Abrielle Goehring led the Whittell girls by finishing 21st.
North Tahoe swept boys the boys and girls results to win the combined title with Truckee finishing second, South Tahoe third and Incline fourth.
The next race is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Heavenly Mountain Resort.