Hillman third at mountain bike finale
Danner Hillman took third-place in the varsity boys race on Oct. 23 at the Sierra Nevada Championships high school and middle school mountain bicycle races in Truckee.
Hillman, a Douglas High School senior who rides for the Alta Alpina Cycling Club, was in the thick of a back-and-forth race through three laps. He finished with an overall time of one hour, 16 minutes and 9.92 seconds on a course that measured about 4.19 miles per lap with 500 feet of climbing at the Tahoe Donner Alder Creek Adventure Center. North Tahoe High’s Ross Tester won the race in 1:13:53.10, less than two seconds ahead of Galena High senior Austin Smith.
All three took turns in the lead during the finale of a four-race fall series hosted by the Nevada Interscholastic Cycling League.