The ski and snowboard team competed in a slalom race at Northstar on Jan. 22.

Weather warning doesn’t keep skiers from placing high on slalom leaderboard

The National Weather Service issued a weather warning for the Tahoe region on Jan. 22, the same day the Cavs competed in their second slalom race of the season at Northstar.

The temperature remained around 37ºF with rain and snow throughout the day. Winds of up to 15 mph blew snow across the mountain.

The snowfall was wet, as it wasn’t able to freeze completely in the warmer temperature. This also led to the snow on the mountain being slushy.

But that didn’t stop the Cavaliers, as all team members made it on the leaderboard.

Freshman Luca Procida placed first of 17 competitors in men’s ski with an overall time of 2:42.91.

Freshman Ethan Hockridge was only 10 seconds behind, placing second.

Junior Daniel Hernried placed seventh with a time of 3:34.20.

New racer junior Emil Erickson came in 17th.

Senior Amelia Fineberg came in fourth for women’s ski, her best finish of the season.

For the snowboarders, junior Aidan Cunningham came in 16th of 18 competitors, while freshman Ben Miner placed 18th.

And for the girls, senior Aidan Galati placed eighth.

The Cavs’ next race is a slalom race on Friday, Jan. 29, at Boreal.

—By Jack Christian

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