ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Montana Stateís Addison Dvoracek and Utahís Roni Remme won the menís and womenís giant slalom races to open the Seawolf Invitational in Alaska on Wednesday afternoon. Montana State leads the team standings after the first day.
It was Dvoracekís first win of the season and his second podium of the year in the menís GS. MSU won the race with 104 points after placing four skiers in the top 10. MSUís Morten Bakke picked up his first podium of the year with a second-place run followed by Garret Driller in sixth and David Neuhauser in ninth. Also on the podium was New Mexicoís Vegard Busengdal, his third of the year with a third-place run. The Utes placed two skiers in the top 10 with Sam Dupratt running fourth and Endre Bjertness in eighth. Max Luukko earned his fifth top-five finish with a fifth-place run and Alaska-Anchorageís Anthony Naciuk placed 10th.
Remme also picked up her first win of the season on the womenís side, and her second podium of the year. Denver led the race with three skiers in the top 10 for 83 points with Tuva Norbye pacing the Pioneers in second, her second podium of the year. Also in the top 10 for Denver was Andrea Komsic in seventh and Monica Huebner in eighth. Alaska-Anchorageís Charley Field earned her first podium of the year with a third-place finish. Montana Stateís Benedicte Lyche and Westminsterís Ann-Kathrin Breuning placed fourth and fifth, respectively with Coloradoís Tonje Trulsrud in sixth. New Mexico also had a pair of skiers in the top 10 with Katharine Irwin in eighth and Karoline Myklebust in ninth.
Montana State has 170 points to lead the standings after day one followed by Utah in second (153), Denver in third (148), New Mexico in fourth (123) and Alaska-Anchorage in fifth (117).
The Seawolf Invitational continues on Thursday with the menís and womenís slalom races, a change from the original schedule, moved up a day due to weather and venue control. The UAA Invite will begin on Friday. Live results for all races can be found at http://ussalivetiming.com/.
|Jan. 25||MSU's Dvoracek, Utah's Remme Win GS Races At Seawolf Invite|
|Jan. 26||Slalom Races Postponed In Alaska|
|Jan. 27||MSUís Driller, CUís Ketterer and DUís Komsic and Norbye Win Slalom Races in Alaska|
|Feb. 7||Utah's Myrseth, Denver's Trolleboe Win Freestyle Races|
|Feb. 8||CU Wins 4x5K Mixed Relay As Utes Claim Seawolf Title|