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Whittell alpine ski races slalom at Alpine Meadows

Anthony Gentile

ALPINE MEADOWS, Calif. — The Whittell alpine ski team continued its Tahoe Basin Ski League campaign last Thursday with the first slalom race of the season. The Warriors’ performance at Alpine Meadows ski resort’s Kangaroo slalom was highlighted by a sixth-place finish from sophomore Madison Idso in the girls race.

Idso was Whittell’s top finisher on the girls side, completing her two runs in a combined 1:29.61 to place sixth. Incline’s Belle Johnson won the race with a time of 1:22.69 — three of the next four spots went to skiers from Truckee.

Senior Michael Gardner came in next for the Warriors, finishing 11th by skiing a 1:35.34. Junior Kate Krolicki (23rd place, 1:51.97) and sophomore Cameron Ceglia (36th, 2:21.86) also earned points for Whittell — junior Jade Louis (42nd, 2:43.01) rounded out the team’s five-skier group.

Whittell had six skiers in the boys race, led by a 27th-place finish from sophomore Kaven Peck (1:55.13). North Tahoe’s Quinn Early won the event with a time of 1:21.54 — the Lakers placed five skiers in the top nine spots.

Junior Matt Davis finished just behind Peck in 28th place, skiing a 1:55.27 over two runs — senior Logan Manchester (32nd, 2:02.95) and junior Gabe Rusk (33rd, 2:03.07) also earned points for Whittell. Junior Hilton Atherton (46th, 2:14.57) and freshman Andrew Carlisle (47th, 2:14.60) completed the Warriors’ contingent — they took the hill without freshman Payton Norton, the team’s top finisher at the first two races.

Whittell returns to action Wednesday at Heavenly Mountain Resort for the first duals race of the season. The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

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