CU Wins Utah Invite; CU's Ketterer, WMC's Bruening Win Slalom Races

Saturday, January 14, 2017 • by Brooke Fredrickson, RMSIA

HUNTSVILLE, Utah—Westminster’s Ann-Kathrin Breuning won her third race of the season and Colorado’s David Ketterer won his second slalom race of the year as Colorado closed out the Utah Invitational with the meet victory on Saturday afternoon.

Breuning led two Westminster skiers in the top 10 with Sofija Novoselic placing 10th. Montana State took the other two podium spots with Benedicte Lyche finishing second and Jocelyn McCarthy placing third. The Bobcats had three in the top 10, which included Kari Hole’s sixth-place run, for a race-high 98 points. Denver and Colorado each had two skiers in the top 10. Andrea Komsic placed fourth with Tuva Norbye seventh for the Pioneers, while the Buffs saw Nora Christensen finish fifth and Tonje Trulsrud in ninth. Utah’s Julie Mohagen placed eighth for the host Utes.

For the men, Denver placed four skiers in the top 10 with Erik Read third (his first podium of the season), Alex Leever fourth, Tanner Farrow in eighth and Sebastian Brigovic in ninth. New Mexico’s Vegard Busengdal finished second for his first podium of the year. Colorado had two in the top 10 with Max Luukko in seventh. Also in the top 10 was Westminster’s Oskar Voello in fifth, Alaska-Anchorage’s Tony Vaciuk in sixth and Utah’s Joergen Brath in 10th.

Colorado took the meet win with 610 points behind 328 total points from its men’s skiers. Denver had 601 points for second with the host Utes in third with 554 points. New Mexico (489 points) and Montana State (450 points) completed the top 10.

Action continues on Sunday, Jan. 14. The Utes hosts RMISA slalom qualifier races, which does not count towards any team scoring, but are used as an extra opportunity for skiers to earn qualification points for the NCAA Championships at the end of the season. Action is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at Snowbasin Resort. Live results are available at www.ussalivetiming.com.

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