Trio Compete in GS at NCAA Championships
Mar. 8: Three members of the St. Lawrence University alpine ski team, junior Ashley-Kate Durham, sophomore Dustin Martin and rookie Graham Scott, competed in the giant slalom on Thursday at the 2012 NCAA Championships at Bridger Bowl in Bozeman, MT.
Durham, who earned a bid to the NCAA Championships for the third consecutive year, matched her career-best finish in the GS at nationals in 18th place overall. The Timmins, ON native raced in 1:44.07 with runs of 53.32 and 50.75.
Meanwhile, Scott and Martin were each competing at the national championships for the first time in a St. Lawrence uniform. Scott used a second run time of 47.20 to land in 30th place, one spot ahead of Martin, who fell from 25th to 31st after his second run.
"We are certainly excited to have three skiers representing St. Lawrence at the NCAA Championships," said St. Lawrence head coach Willi Steinrotter. "This is valuable experience for all three, and we're looking for some quality races in Saturday's slalom."
Harvard University's Rebecca Nadler won the women's GS in 1:41.81, while Colorado's Adam Zika earned the men's title in 1:31.80.
The 2012 NCAA Championships continue on Friday with the Nordic classic race before concluding on Saturday with the slalom. Durham was an All-American in the slalom in 2011 finishing in third place overall.