Sandy girls win halfpipe event at state
The Sandy girls snowboarding team won the halfpipe team title at the state championship meet earlier this month.
The Pioneers put up 586 points to outdistance runner-up Lake Oswego by almost 200. Sandy was the only team with four participants posting scores.
Sydney Stratton finished third in the halfpipe event with a 178 score, while teammate Cheyanne Lampert came in seventh (151). Sandy's Katelyn Bien topped any No. 2 athletes from other schools, coming in 11th overall with a 137 run.
Sandy won the Slopestyle team competition with 460 points to beat runner-up West Linn by 32.
Stratton finished 13th in slopestyle after being in the top 10 with a first-run score of 152.
The Sandy boys came in second in Slopestyle with 1030 points — 50 behind Hood River.
The Pioneers put two finishers in the top 10 for Slopestyle with Keegan Shackleton coming in third with a 311 score, while Riley Clark placed seventh with a 274 score.
Sandy was third in halfpipe with a 644 team total, led by Shackleton in second place (240) — one point off the lead. Clark finished fifth (212) and Stetson Stoneking was seventh (192).
Shackleton and Stoneking each survived two heats of the Border Cross event before being knocked out in the quarterfinals. Shackleton won his opening heat in the four-person race to the finish line.
Sandy was third in Banked Slalom with Shackleton placing sixth in 47.595 seconds, while Stoneking was one spot back in 47.628.
This story is slated for our March 27, print edition.
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