Quincy men place fourth in state
Henry Dillingham keeps as much speed as possible through the giant slalom course at Northstar Ski Resort.
The Quincy High School men’s ski team took fourth place at the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation state championships, which were held at Northstar Ski Resort March 4 – 8.
Of the 28 teams, Mt. Shasta High School won the men’s competition with 681 points, followed by Davis High School with 677, Ponderosa High School with 654 and Quincy High School with 602.
“There is a lot of competition at this event, and our team achieved great results,” said Quincy ski coach Sarena Barker. “For the men to place fourth in the state is an accomplishment.”
All the Quincy skiers who competed in the men’s division at the state championships were seniors, and Barker spoke of their continued dedication to the sport and the team during the last four years.
Quincy’s women also fared well, taking 10th place with 471 points.
In the combined team results, Quincy took eighth place overall.
Garrett Hagwood won all-state honors by taking 10th place overall in the men’s combined results.
In the men’s giant slalom competition, Hagwood placed 10th with a combined time of one minute, 58.0 seconds.
Quincy teammates Henry Dillingham took 29th in GS with a time of 2:02.5, and Koby Barker finished 35th with a time of 2:05.6.
In the men’s slalom races, Dillingham earned 15th with a combined time of 1:42.0, Barker claimed 16th at 1:42.1 and Hagwood took 19th at 1:43.3. Luis Rubalcava-Cunan placed 41st for Quincy with a time of 1:54.3.
In the women’s GS, Michaela Barnes took 27th for Quincy with a combined time of 2:11.0. Mariah Hopkins followed in 36th place with a 2:15.5 and Ava Hagwood finished 59th at 2:44.9.
Hopkins and Barnes placed 40th and 41st in the women’s slalom race, with combined times of 2:09.4 and 2:09.9, respectively. Ava Hagwood came in 55th at 2:31.5.
During the regular season, Dillingham and Barker earned first and second, respectively, qualifying for the all-division team.