Weed snowboarders open state races with top 10 finishes

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Giordan Stenmark of Weed during Monday's CNISSF girls snowboard giant slalom at Mammoth Mountain. She placed 4th on the first day of the state championships, March 2, 2015.

Two Weed High School racers claimed top 10 finishes on the first day of the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation races Monday at Mammoth Mountain.

Giordan Stenmark placed 4th overall in the girls snowboard giant slalom, and Brian Quigley placed 9th overall in the boys snowboard GS.

The temperature Monday at Mammoth was in the 20s with new snow from the previous day, according to information provided by CNISSF North 1 coordinator Gregg Gunkel. He said in an email that a light wind and clouds drifting in and out often created flat light on the course.

CNISSF snowboard racing concludes today with Super Slalom.

State ski racing is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

Weed senior Giordan Stenmark was 2nd after Monday’s first GS run in 44.11, then was 9th fastest on the second run in 50.73. Her two-run time of 1:34.84 was good for 4th overall.

Nobody came close to girls first place finisher Fleur Connolly of Mammoth, who finished in 1:25.33, nearly eight seconds faster than the second best time of 1:33.56 by Olivia Obray of Placer.

Trinity Locker-Cameron of Mount Shasta was 41st in 2:24.10, and Zoe Restine of Yreka was 17th in 1:48.31.

In the boys snowboard GS, Weed senior Brian Quigley placed 9th Monday with a two-run time of 1:32.02.

The top two boys, both from Tahoe Truckee, were Quinntin Butler in 1:21.81 and Ryan Murphy in 1:22.06.

Dylan Kennedy of Mount Shasta was 33rd in 1:41.75; Spenser Stenmark of Weed was 37th in 1:43.06; Jesse Locker-Cameron of Mount Shasta was 43rd in 1:46.98; Kyle Matheson of Weed was 53rd in 1:51.99; and Caeleen McCormick of Mount Shasta was 63rd in 1:54.98

Yreka’s Caleb Gardner finished 41st, Wesley Hazleton 51st, Calvin Bruhns 60th and Jacob Jones 42nd.

Gunkel said Tahoe Truckee appeared to be leading the 29 schools competing after the opening day.

Although not official, CNISSF races can be followed live at: http://live-timing.com/races.php