The Davis High School ski team won the first slalom race of the season Monday at Alpine Meadows. This success so early in the season is a good sign for the team, but many of the racers also achieved personal goals, placing higher than in any previous race.
Davis earned 389 points, based on the scores of its top varsity racers. Nevada Union High School placed second with 386 points. Colfax High School earned third place. Scored separately, Davis girls outraced the competition easily, earning 207 points for their performance. Colfax followed in second with 194 points, and Nevada Union was third with 189. Davis boys placed third with 182 points. Nevada Union took first placewith 197 points, followed by Placer High School with 195.
Clara Goin was the first Davis racer in for varsity girls, taking second place with a two-run combined time of 1:31.98. This was a personal-best finish for Goin.
Natalie Serdahl placed a personal best at fourth place with a total time of 1:33.25, missing third-place by only .11 seconds.
Lily Wolfe took fifth (1:33.86), Alix Graves 10th (1:42.26) and Madison Hoal placed a personal-best 11th (1:44.31). Sachi Wong and Madeleine Welsh were close behind in 12th and 13th places. This was a personal-best performance for Welsh.
DHS’ Kelsey Ewing won the junior varsity girls race with a two-run combined time of 1:49.24. Brynne Satre came in second at 1:50.18, followed by Lani Chang in third (1:53.76), Erin Chavanne in fourth (1:59.59) and Genny Bennett in fifth (2:00.25). Also in the top 10 were Emily Uhrhammer, Katya Christian and Mandy Hart, who finished in sixth, seventh, and eighth places.
Zane Lopez was the top finisher for Davis varsity boys, taking a personal-best ninth place, with a total time of 1:24.03.
Also with a personal-best finish, Derek Pleasants took 11th place in 1:26.43. William Young finished a personal-best 12th (1:27.00), Wyndham May placed 14th (1:28.80) and Will Dupree took 15th (1:31.14).
Davis junior varsity boys were led by Mark Unger, who placed fourth, with a total time of 1:54.17. Jacob Wright placed seventh in 1:57. 34, Jeff Ewing took eighth (1:58.01), Marshall True earned the ninth spot (2:10.22) and Pavle Jeremic placed 12th (2:20.18).
The team’s next race will be a giant slalom and is scheduled for Monday at Northstar at Tahoe.