The Davis High School ski team took second place Monday in a slalom competition at Sugar Bowl Resort.
Coach Bob Brewer acknowledged that this was the teams’ “first slalom race of the season, which proved to be a challenge for some of the racers. We know what to work on, and I expect they will be more competitive next week.”
Based on the times of the top boys and girls finishers, DHS earned 386 points, following Nevada Union which earned 412. Colfax was third with 383.
For its part, the DHS girls finished in first place with 204 points. Colfax followed in second place with 203 points, and Nevada Union was third with 199.
Davis boys were third with 182 points, following Nevada Union in first (208) and Del Oro High School (183) in second.
Lily Wolfe was the first varsity girl in, taking second place in a two-run combined time of 1:38.03. Natalie Serdahl earned fourth place in a total time of 1:39.15. Clara Goin came in eighth (1:50.32). Alix Graves came in 10th (1:51.36) even after hiking uphill to clear gates on both runs, and Genny Bennett placed 14th (2:06.16).
Derek Pleasants took third place, leading the Davis boys with a two-run combined time of 1:34.18. Kian Reno took fourth place in 1:42.02. Dan Ferenc-Segedin was the next Davis racer, finishing in 12th (1:53.40). Bruno Ferenc-Segedin missed a gate on his first run and had to hike uphill to get around it, but finished in 27th place (2:18.92) thanks to a fast second run that was the 11th fastest.
Winning the junior varsity girls race was Davis’ Dilara Tezcan. She completed her two runs in 2:01.19. Shannon Segall took second place in a total time of 2:01.96. Kerry Boyers placed third (2:04.23), Serena Roberts placed fourth (2:06.06) and Nina Shields placed fifth (2:06.61). Also in the top 10 were Megan Kowta, Maddie Asta, Emily Jonsson, Madison Yule and Katya Christian.
Tom Bergamaschi led the DHS JV boys’ team with a first-place finish with a total time of 1:48.42. Teammate Tyler Powell followed in second with a two-run combined time of 1:49.57. Justin Bier placed fifth (2:02.01), Noah Fisher placed seventh (2:06.66) and Pavle Jeremic placed eighth (2:09.05). Also in the top 10 were Evan Wetzlich and Marshall True.
Weather permitting, the team will race the slalom next on Monday at Alpine Meadows.