Tigard girls get sweep to wrap up Metro ski title
Prior to the state championships, the Tigard High School girls ski teams wrapped up a perfect Metro League season, claiming the league championship.
The Tigers completed their Metro League season sweep by winning the team events at the league's final slalom and giant slalom competitions, held Feb. 22 on the Stadium Race Venue at Mt. Hood Meadows.
Tigard High School senior Sarah Gentry also claimed the Metro League individual title, after finishing second in the giant slalom race and winning the slalom event.
In the slalom, the Tigard girls wrapped up the league season with their strongest team performance of the year, claiming four of the top five places and seeing all six varsity racers finish in the top 16 for the day. Gentry finished first with combined time of 1 minute, 4.51 seconds. Corin Hartnell finished third with time of 1:10.73. Megan Wargo finished fourth with time of 1:12.25. Emily Sverdrup finished fifth with time of 1:13.53. Giulia Cortelazzo finished 13th and Kaiya Welch finished 16th.
The Tiger girls finished the season with perfect team points total of 108 points, putting them well ahead of rival, and perennial powers, Jesuit, which was second with 92 points, and Oregon Episcopal School, which was third at 68. The Tigard girls also qualified for the top spot out of the league for the Oregon State Championship Ski Race, which was held March 4-6 at Mt. Ashland.
Tigard girls also dominated season individual awards capturing three of the top five combined spots. Gentry won the season slalom, giant slalom and combined titles, finishing first for each. Hartnell finished second in slalom, fourth in giant slalom and fourth in combined. Wargo finished fourth in slalom and 5th in combined. Sverdrup was fifth in giant slalom. She also finished sixth in slalom and combined.
The Tualatin girls team got the job done with another exceptional team effort, finishing in fifth place for both of the final two races, while also qualifying for the Oregon State Championship Race.
The Timberwolves hung on to finish in 4th place in the team standings with 62 points, just six points behind OES. The Tualatin girls finished strong in the final slalom race, with Natalie Mathis leading the way with a 19th-place finish and combined time of 1:28.47. Teammates Audrey Maucourt, Cassia Tippet and Caylum Tippet finished right behind in 24th, 25th and 26th place. Megan Jost finished 17th on the first run with time of 41.17 seconds and Hannah Gitt finished 21st on the first run with time of 41.98, both contributing team times.
The Tualatin boys also got the job done in a complete team effort finishing in fifth place for both of the final two races, also qualifying for the Oregon State Championship Race.
The Wolves finished the season in fifth place with a season total of 74 points, edging out the Tigard boys for the final State Race qualifying spot. The Tualatin boys finished strong in the final slalom race, with Kit Jordan finishing in ninth with combined time of 1:13.59. Jeff Jost finished in 19th with combined time of 1:17.02. Peyton Sapp finished in 25th place with time of 1:21.29. Jost won an individual season podium spot finishing in fourth for giant slalom. He also finished in 10th place for individual season combined.
Tigard boys finished in sixth place for both the final giant slalom and slalom race and finish in sixth place for the season with 68 points.
For the final slalom race, Luke Wargo finished in fifth place with combined time of 1:11.41. Mitchell Atwood finished in 20th with time of 1:17.30. Hayden Oelke finished in 28th with time of 1:23.36, all contributing team times.
Wargo also won podium spots for individual season for a fifth-place finish in slalom. Both Wargo and Atwood qualified as individuals for the Oregon State Championship Race.
Sherwood's Jessica Trost finished seventh in the giant slalom race with combined time of 1:07.05, and ninth in the slalom race with combined time of 1:18.20. For the individual season results, Trost finished seventh in combined, sixth in slalom and eighth in giant slalom. Trost also qualified as an individual for the Oregon State Championship Race in both slalom and giant slalom event.
Hugh Shanno from OES won the boys individual season title, finishing first in combined, slalom and giant slalom. OES also won the boys season team event.
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