DU Skiers Dominate Women's Slalom At NCAAs

(above) DU skiers Devin Delaney, Kristine Haugen & Tianda Carrll moved DU back into 3rd place at the NCAA skiing championships yesterday by capturing the slalom team competition
NCAA Ski Championships After Day Three

564 - Vermont
510 - Colorado
484 - Denver
481 - Utah
449 - New Mexico

In the women’s slalom on Friday at the NCAA Skiing Championships, the University of Denver dominated. DU Freshman Kristine Haugen made it a sweep of the women’s alpine events, but this time it was close. Haugen, who won the GS by 1.33 seconds, took the first run of the slalom and then held off a hard-charging group in the second. With a two-run time of 1:37.97, she wound up just five hundredths ahead of the University of Vermont’s Kristina Riis-Johannessen (1:38.02). Third place in the slalom went to Haugen’s Denver teammate Tianda Carroll (1:38.27). 

“I never thought I would come here and win,” said Haugen. “I knew there were a couple of girls who are so fast in slalom. It's just great. My teammate [Carroll] coming in third place—couldn’t be better.”

The NCAA Championships conclude on Saturday at Middlebury's Rikert Nordic Center, with the men’s 20km freestyle and the women’s 15km freestyle, both mass start races.

1 comment:

dggoddard said...

Congrats to Devin, Kristin & Tianda.

Good luck to our Freestyle skiers today.