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Sweet finishes for Davis snowboarders on Valentine’s Day

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From page B3 | February 19, 2014 |

Valentine’s Day found the Davis High snowboard team on the hill for the final slalom and giant slalom races of the season at Alpine Meadows.

An icy top section and slushy finish challenged the Blue Devils throughout the day. Two races were held on the same day to make up for races previously cancelled due to poor snow and weather conditions.

Both the girls and boys varsity teams finished third in all events and the combined team finished third as well. Coach Marcia Heller noted that “everyone went all-out on the hill today, which paid big dividends for some of the athletes.”

Abby DeWit had her best GS finish, placing sixth overall and first for the Davis squad. Ava Mills placed 11th overall and second for Davis, followed by teammate Christina Roeckl-Navazio, 15th overall and third for DHS. Alice Honig rounded out the scorecard for DHS, finishing 20th.

In the slalom event Roeckl-Navazio was first for Davis and 11th overall, a mere 0.02 seconds ahead of fellow Blue Devil racer DeWit (12th). Both Honig (13th) and Mills (14th) added to the team’s score.

For the boys, Sean Mulvihill had a personal-best sixth-place finish for the Devils in the GS event, with Kyle Morse just 0.32 seconds back and eighth overall. Ben Simmons and Brennan Raven placed 15th and 16th, respectively, a scant 0.11 seconds apart. Ben Easton had a personal best, finishing 31st overall in his first varsity race of the season.

In slalom, Mulvihill had another personal best, finishing the course in eighth-place overall and first for DHS. Simmons and Dean Boswell placed 13th and 14th, separated by only 0.14 seconds through two races. Conlan Noonan was the fourth finisher for the Blue Devils with an overall place of 18th.

Several JV racers had fabulous finishes to their season. In the GS event Quinn Perez headed up the pack, placing first for Davis. Teammates Cole Morse and Conner Layman were second and third in the open competition, and Caban Moore-Minor and Elijah Chapman both had top-10 finishes at seventh and eighth, respectively, a personal best for Chapman. Noonan placed first in the slalom, closely followed by Perez (second), Cole Morse (third), Moore-Minor (fifth), Chapman (sixth) and Layman (eighth).

“The open class (boys) showed a lot of heart this Valentine’s Day,” Heller said. “They saved their best for last.”

DHS finished second overall in Central Division II behind Placer and ahead of snow country powerhouse teams Nevada Union, Truckee, Colfax and North Tahoe.

All that remains is for the points to be tallied and the state championship qualifiers to be determined. Each school is permitted a minimum of six athletes for the championships but can qualify additional athletes who have finishes that place them high enough in the overall division rankings.

“I expect several of our racers to be qualified for both the slalom and the giant slalom championship races,” Heller said, “and I am confident in my prediction that the Davis squad will qualify more than the six-athlete minimum.”

It is anticipated that the championship-qualified snowboarders will be announced early next week. The competition will be March 4-6 at Northstar.

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