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Sophomore Vanessa Berther led the Seawolves on Day 1 of the Colorado Invite with a sixth-place finish in the giant slalom.
Courtesy: Michael Dinneen / UAA Athletics

UAA skiers fifth at Colorado Invite

Courtesy: UAA Sports Information
Release: 01/08/2013
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ELDORA, Colo. – The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves competed in Day 1 of the 2013 Spencer James Nelson Memorial / University of Colorado Invitational, finishing fifth in the giant slalom with 167 points on Tuesday.

The UAA women’s team registered 84 point to the men’s 83 for the 167 total. Denver leads the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association field with 240.5 points, followed by New Mexico (213) and host Colorado (191) in second and third, respectively. Utah, the 2012 NCAA Champion, sits in fourth with 186 points.

Leading the Seawolf pack with her second straight top-10 finish was sophomore Vanessa Berther with a sixth place showing. Berther, who also finished ninth in the RMISA Alpine Qualifier on Monday, furnished a two-run time of 2:02.17 for 37 points.

Also scoring for the women’s team were sophomore Anna Berecz in 15th with a time of 2:04.22 and senior Kayla Hoog-Fry in 22nd with a time of 2:06.84.

On the men’s side, Andreas Adde paced the paced the Seawolves with an eighth-place result. The 2010 NCAA Slalom Champion, Adde logged in a time of 1:55.12 for 33 points – his second top-10 result in as many days.

Sophomore Niko Harmanen took 11th place at 1:55.25, while senior Cameron Brewington completed the two runs in 27th at 1:58.37.

The Seawolves will compete in the slalom on Wednesday, before the Nordic portion of the invite takes over on Jan. 12-13 in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

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