Tigard girls ski to another sweep in slalom race
Another race, another sweep for the Tigard High School girls ski team.
Meanwhile, the Tualatin boys and girls teams both moved up in the Metro League standings, and remain in contention to compete in the state championship event to be held at Mt. Ashland in March.
Skiers from both schools were in action at the first Metro League slalom event of the season, held Feb. 8 on the Mt. Hood Lane Slalom race venue at Mt. Hood SkiBowl.
The Tigard girls turned in another dominating performance, winning the team event for the third race in a row. Senior Sarah Gentry won the individual girls event claiming the top spot for all three league races to date.
The Tigard girls team finished in first place with a combined team time of 5 minutes, 14.70 seconds, while claiming four of the top eight places for the day. Gentry finished first with combined time of 1:40.98. Corin Hartnell finished second, right behind Gentry, with time of 1:43.24. Megan Wargo finished sixth with combined time of 1:50.48. Emily Sverdrup finished eighth with time of 1:53.30. Guilia Cortelazzo finished 14th with time of 1:58.69. Kaiya Welch finished 19th with time of 2:03.04 rounding out the day with all six Tigard varsity girls team members finishing in the top 20 for the day.
The Tigard girls finished 29.51 seconds ahead of Oregon Episcopal School, which finished in second place with combined team time of 5:44.21.
The Tualatin girls got it done without senior leader Caylum Tippett in another great team effort. The Timberwolves finished in fourth place with combined team time of 6:14.89, getting the needed team points to move solidly into fourth place in league season standings, well ahead of fifth-place Southridge.
Megan Jost led the way, finishing in 18th place with combined time of 2:01.90. Audrey Maucourt finished in 21st with combined time of 2:07.54. Natalie Mathis finished in 23rd place with time of 2:09.74. Hannah Gitt finished 21st for the second run with time of 1:02.58, also contributing to the team time.
The Tualatin boys team finished fifth with combined time of 4:45.06. Jeff Jost led the way, turning in another strong performance for the Wolves with a 12th-place finish and combined time of 1:30.52. Peyton Sapp finished 20th with combined time of 1:39.14. Kit Jordan finished 23rd with combined time of 1:41.43. Braden Fisk finished 26th with time of 1:44.39, both contributing team times.
The Tualatin boys team moved into a tie for fifth place with Tigard in league standings.
The Tigard boys finished in seventh place with combined team time of 4:59.49, less than three seconds behind sixth-place Beaverton.
Luke Wargo was the bright spot for Tigers, leading the way with a sixth-place finish and combined time of 1:23.51. Hayden Oelke finished 32nd with combined time of 1:46.35. Owen Magnusen contributed the remaining team times finishing in 35th place with combined time of 1:49.63.
The Tigard boys hang on to a fifth-place tie with Tualatin in league standings and remain in contention to qualify for the State Championship race.
Sherwood racer Autin Burr finished in 43rd place with combined time of 2:28.33 for the boys event. Jessica Trost finished in 1st place for the 2nd run with time of 49.10.
Alex Ugas from OES won the boys individual event. OES won the boys team event with combined time of 4:02.80.
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