DENVER SECOND AFTER TWO ROUNDS AT UAA INVITATIONAL
Skiing Resumes After Bad Weather Halts Meet Thursday
Jan. 28, 2017
– After bad weather halted skiers Thursday, the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Seawolf Invitationals resumed Friday with skiers competing in two rounds in the Giant Slalom and the Slalom. The University of Denver ski team finished the day second at the UAA with 159 points and third overall at the Seawolf Invite with 283 total points.
Montana State leads the pack at the Seawolf Invite with 333 points while Utah falls second with 311 points.
At the UAA Invitational, New Mexico has a slight advantage over the Pioneers with 159 team points.
In the Slalom races at the Seawolf Invite Friday, Andrea Komšić continued her dominant season, placing first overall coming in at a time of 1:41.76.
“The conditions continue to be our toughest opponent up here in Alaska”, said head coach Andy LeRoy.
“Between the rain, snow, wind and fog, we have managed some great results for seeding at the NCAA championships. Andrea Komšić has locked up the first seed by winning her second slalom of the season today and Tuva Norbye took the other slalom by more than 2 seconds.”
Monica Huebner placed sixth in the Slalom for the DU women with a time of 1:45.82.
For the men, Nick Santaniello skied in at ninth on the day with a time of 1:42.03.
In the Giant Slalom races, Alex Leever had a solid performance for the men today, finishing seventh with a time of 1:47.76.
The women placed two in the top 10 in the Giant Slalom, with Tuva Norbye taking second with a time of 1:47.51 and Andrea Komsic coming in seventh at 1:48.49 for the Crimson and Gold.
Leever had a strong finish in the Men’s Slalom at the UAA Invite, finishing fourth at 1:38.77.
The ski teams will continue Saturday at the UAA and Seawolf Invitationals in Alaska. Fans can follow along with live timing here.
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