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Alpine Takes First at the Utah Invitational

Jan. 13, 2018

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HUNTSVILLE, Utah – Despite scoring third place in both Slalom events on Saturday, the University of Denver’s alpine ski team scored a first place finish at the Utah Invitational.

The Pioneers totaled 329 points, finishing ahead of Montana State (293.5) and Colorado (273). In the women’s Slalom, DU scored 79 points, two behind MSU and three behind CU. On the men’s side, the Crimson and Gold scored one less point than CU and 10 points behind New Mexico.

“We finished this long road trip with another tremendous team performance in today’s Slalom,” said head coach Andy LeRoy. “While nobody skied clean enough to bring home an individual win, we remained focused and committed to our goals.”

LeRoy added, “As a whole, we scored a lot of points towards seeding ourselves well for the championship.  Step one is in the books and I’m excited about where we are headed.”

Denver’s top finisher was Andrea Komsic, who placed third with a time of 1:31.51 for 34 points.

Tuva Norbye raced for sixth and 27 points with a score of 1:32.01. The Oslo, Norway native finished just behind UNM’s Rebecca Fiegl (1:31.98).

DU’s final women’s placer was Kristine Aasberg. The junior earned a 15th place finish, with a time of 1:34.43.

Meanwhile, Nick Santaniello took fourth in the men’s Slalom. The Vail, Colo. native carded 31 points with a time of 1:19.16.

Four spots behind Santaniello finished Alex Leever. The graduate student chalked up 23 points thanks to a time of 1:19.33.

Coming in 11th was Tobias Kogler, who skied for a time of 1:19.61. The freshman scored 20 points for DU. One spot behind Kogler was fellow freshman Jett Seymour, who raced for a time of 1:19.63.

Finally, Tanner Farrow finished 14th for 19 points. The Hailey, Idaho native skied for a time of 1:19.77.

To view video highlights throughout the RMISA season, check out the conference’s YouTube page that will be updated constantly throughout the season.

Don’t forget to register for Denver’s annual Ski with the Team Day at Winter Park on January 27. Participants are encouraged to ride the Ski Train to the slopes, where they can then choose to snowshoe, snowcat or ski. The train ride, activity of choice, and food are all included in the $275 fee.


 

 

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