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DENVER SKIS INTO FIRST PLACE AFTER THIRD DAY OF COMPETITION

March 10, 2017

Men's Slalom Results | Women's Slalom Results | Team Scores

FRANCONIA
and JACKSON, N.H. – A dominant day on the slopes for the men’s and women’s Alpine teams catapulted the University of Denver ski team into first place after the third day of competition at the NCAA Championships. Only one day of competition remains to determine the 2017 ski champion.

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.

Alex Leever and Tanner Farrow finished the day in 12th and 13th, respectively.

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 Videohttp://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule

 

Live Timinghttp://barttiming.com/eisa/Results17/ncaa17.htm

 

Championship Centralhttp://unhwildcats.com/sports/2017/2/27/ncaa-skiing-championship-central.aspx


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