The Davis High School ski team won its final regular-season race on Monday, a slalom at Boreal Mountain Resort. This win clinched the division title for the team. Scored separately, the girls team was first in the division and the boys took second place.
“This win was the result of hard-working racers and dedicated parents,” coach Bob Brewer said. “This was beyond our expectations for this young team.”
For Monday’s race, the Davis team earned 419 points, ahead of second-place Nevada Union by 36 points. Colfax was third with 338 points. Davis girls took first place, earning 210 points, ahead of Colfax with 191 and Nevada Union with 183. Davis boys also took first place with 209 points. Nevada Union was second with 200 and Del Oro was third with 166.
Davis’ varsity girls earned six of the top 10 spots. Alix Graves was the first Davis racer in, finishing third with a two-run combined time of 1:11.56. Lily Wolfe took fourth place in a total time of 1:11.70. Natalie Serdahl was fifth (1:14.48), Clara Goin was sixth (1:17.57), Shannon Segall placed a personal-best seventh (1:21.23) and Aina Smart placed a personal-best eighth (1:21.62).
Davis’ Derek Pleasants took second place for varsity boys. He completed his two runs in 1:11.68. Tyler Powell came in a personal-best fourth with a total time of 1:17.63. Daniel Safford was right behind in fifth in 1:17.97. Jack Beckman came in eighth (1:19.45), Dan Ferenc-Segedin was ninth (1:19.90), and Tom Bergamaschi was 10th (1:21.62).
Junior varsity girls again dominated their class. Lindsey Bavetta won this race with a two-run combined time of 1:30.20. Nina Shields took second place in a total time of 1:32.72. Lucy Hass was third (1:33.53), Maddie Asta fourth (1:38.28) and Emily Jonsson fifth (1:40.60). Also in the top 10 were Katya Christian, Bryn Goodwin, Cassidie Bates, Kerry Boyers and Sophie Chertok.
Junior varsity boys swept the top four places, led by Justin Reno, who took first place with a total time of 1:22.04. Justin Bier placed second in 1:23.47. Kian Tanner was third (1:28.20) and Michal Goodison was fourth (1:29.35). Evan Wetzlich was sixth (1:34.00). Also in the top 10 were Marshall True, Chris Daunt and Eric Smith.
Racers who qualified based on their top finishes will compete in the state championship on March 3-7 at Mount Shasta. For the slalom, qualifiers are Lily Wolfe, Alix Graves, Natalie Serdahl, Clara Goin, Shannon Segall, Derek Pleasants, Daniel Safford, Kian Reno, Dan Ferenc-Segedin, Jack Beckman and Tom Bergamaschi. The qualifiers for giant slalom are Alix Graves, Lily Wolfe, Natalie Serdahl, Clara Goin, Derek Pleasants, Jack Beckman, Daniel Safford, Mark Unger, Miles Wong and Kian Tanner.