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UAA's Niko Harmanen finished 11th in the giant slalom on Friday afternoon in Winter Park, Colo.
Courtesy: Sam Wasson

'Wolves furnish four top-15 results

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 01/11/2013
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WINTER PARK, Colo. - The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves wrapped up the final day of Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Alpine Qualifier with four top-15 results in the giant slalom on Friday.

The Seawolves, who have competed in four races in five days, received a team-high ninth-place finish from senior All-American Andreas Adde. A local of Osteras, Norway, Adde posted a two-run time of 2:09.87. Just two positions back was sophomore Niko Harmanen in 11th with a time of 2:10.01.

Also finishing in the top-15 on the women's side were senior Kayla Hoog-Fry and sophomore Anna Berecz. For the second straight race Hoog-Fry (Reno, Nev.) led the Seawolf women with a 12th-place showing at 2:10.29, outdistancing 13th-place Berecz (2:10.88).

Competing for the UAA women were senior Ida Bjerka (17th, 2:11.91) and sophomore Vanessa Berther, who didn't finish the first run. Racing for the men were junior Christopher Kollenborg (21st, 2:13.44), freshman Cedrik Gagnon (24th, 2:14.05), senior Cameron Brewington (30th, 2:20.14) and freshman James Schindler, who was unable to complete the first run.

Winning the men's giant slalom was Andy Trow (2:08.01) of Utah, while Kristine Haugen of Denver won the women's race at 2:05.54.

The UAA Alpine team returns to action tomorrow with Day 1 of the Denver Invitational, while the Nordic squad opens collegiate competition with the freestyle race at the Spencer James Nelson Memorial Colorado Invitational. The Seawolves are currently in fourth place in Colorado following the Alpine races earlier this week.


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