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Tualatin teams race strong at state ski event

MT. HOOD - The Tualatin High School ski teams turned in some strong results at the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association championships, held Thursday and Friday at Mt. Hood Meadows.

Marcus Neff led the way for the Tualatin boys at the state meet.

He finished in 29th place, individually, in the slalom event with a two-run time of 1 minute, 41.89 seconds. He also placed 33rd in the giant slalom with a two-run time of 2:37.46.

Neff was 26th in the final combined standings with a total time of 4:19.35.

Also for the Tualatin boys, Beau Blades was 49th in the giant slalom with a mark of 2:43.50 and he was 64th in the slalom at 1:53.62. Blades was 38th in the combined standings with a mark of 4:37.12.

Jake Chrisman was 79th in the giant slalom with a time of 3:21.57 and he was 83rd in the slalom with a mark of 2:12.73. He was 58th in the combined standings at 5:34.30.

Tualatin's Travis Liverman was 54th in the giant slalom at 2:47.58 and Anthony Juliana was 72nd in the slalom with a time of 2:12.73.

The Tualatin boys finished in 12th place in the team standings in the giant slalom. They were 13th in the slalom and they were 12th in the combined standings.

For the Tualatin girls, Kristin Pierce placed 55th in the giant slalom at 2:32.54. She was 63rd in the slalom at 1:54.51 and she placed 48th in the combined standings with a mark of 4:27.05.

Courtney Hermens was 64th in the giant slalom with a time of 2:32.54. She was 69th in the slalom with a mark of 1:57.38 and she took 55th in the combined standings at 4:27.05.

Kelsie Jones was 75th in the giant slalom at 2:53.76, she was 95th in the slalom at 2:46.90 and she took 80th in the combined standings at 5:40.66.

The Tualatin girls finished in 18th place in the team standings in the giant slalom and the slalom events.