Scott, Durham in Top-20 at NCAA Slalom Race
Mar. 10: First-year student Graham Scott and junior Ashley-Kate Durham each earned a spot in the top-20 of the slalom on Saturday at the 2012 NCAA Ski Championships at Bridger Bowl in Bozeman, MT. Scott propelled himself into the top-20 of the men's race behind a second run time of 54.44, the fastest in the field.
"This was a tremendous experience for all three of our competitors," said St. Lawrence head coach Willi Steinrotter. "Ashley, Graham and Dustin (Martin) each represented the University well and I'm proud of the way they competed on the national scene."
Scott made the biggest move from the GS where he was 30th overall behind his second run win. His total time of 1:53.40 gave him his first collegiate top-20 showing at the NCAA Championships and adds valuable experience going into his sophomore year.
Durham picked up her fourth career top-20 at NCAA's with a combined time of 1:37.26. Finally, Martin was 31st in the slalom in 2:04.53. The Stowe, VT native showed a great sign of sportsmanship following Thursday's GS, as he forfeited his finish in that race after watching video that showed he should've been disqualified.
The trio helped St. Lawrence climb to 14th place out of 21 in the team standings along with Caroline Carpenter's points on the Nordic side. The University of Vermont won the 2012 NCAA Ski Championships in impressive fashion, topping the University of Utah and University of Colorado by over 150 points.
Denver's Espen Lysdahl won the men's slalom in 1:48.28, while UVM's Kate Ryley earned the women's title in 1:35.17.