DENVER SKIS INTO FIRST PLACE AFTER THIRD DAY OF COMPETITION
Alpine Gathers 154 Points on the Day, Stands Alone Atop the Leaderboard on Its Quest for 24
March 10, 2017
Men's Slalom Results | Women's Slalom Results | Team Scores
The Crimson and Gold have 419.0 total team points after day three, a full 34.5 points ahead of the University of Utah. The University of Colorado sits in third place with 377.0 points.
"Today was one of the best team performances I’ve been a part of in my 11 years coaching for DU", said head coach Andy LeRoy. "All six athletes skied their heart out and finished both runs almost flawlessly on a challenging hill with glazed ice conditions. They weren’t just defending our title, they were writing a whole new chapter and I could not be more proud to see DENVER on their backs."
DU is on the quest to claim its 24th national title, including back-to-back titles having won in 2016.
Andrea Komsic showcased one of her best performances of the season, placing second on the day compiling a combined score between her first and second runs of 1:57.08. With her performance, Komsic earned her second first-team All-American honor of the championships.
Monica Hübner also had a very strong performance for the Crimson and Gold, putting up a combined score of 1:58.06, placing her at fourth in her final collegiate race. With her fourth place finish, Hubner also collected her second All-American honor of the championships, her first first-team All-American honor.
Rounding out the DU women was Tuva Norbye, placing 16th in the Slalom event with a time of 2:00.35.
The men also had a strong day, placing all three participants in the top 15.
Erik Read led the way for the Pio men, gaining first team All-American honors and finishing third with a time of 1:49.92.
Leever recorded a time of 1:51.91 while Farrow finished at 1:51.98 in 13th.
The NCAA Championships conclude Saturday with the Freestyle races. The final day of competition kicks off at 8 a.m. MT with the men’s 20K Freestyle followed by the women’s 15K Freestyle at 10 a.m. MT. Both races will be conducted in a mass start format.
Follow along with the Pioneers on their final day at the NCAA Championships.
Live Video: http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule
Live Timing: http://barttiming.com/eisa/Results17/ncaa17.htm
Championship Central: http://unhwildcats.com/sports/2017/2/27/ncaa-skiing-championship-central.aspx
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