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Cedric Gagnon and his Seawolf teammates kept the Seawolves in the running for a podium finish at the 3/4ths marks of the 2014 Utah Invitational.
Courtesy: Kelly Gorham - Montana State University

Skiers neck-and-neck with Buffs in Utah

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 01/05/2014
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PARK CITY, Utah – Junior Anna Berecz and sophomore Cedrick Ganon turned in team-best performances in their respective Alpine races Sunday as the Alaska Anchorage ski team barely slipped to fifth place at three-quarter mark of the Utah Invitational.

After the conclusion of the Alpine events, the Seawolves trail Colorado 327-326 for fourth place. Host Utah leads with 520.5 points, followed by Denver (484) and New Mexico (414.5). Montana State sits sixth at 291.

Berecz, from Budapest, Hungary, raced to 15th in the women’s giant slalom in a combined time of 2:02.62, four spots ahead of freshman teammate Katerine Lamoureux (2:07.24). Freshman Victoria McVicker was the third UAA women’s scorer, finishing 22nd in 2:12.93.

Gagnon, from St. Saveur, Quebec, was 18th in the men’s slalom in 1:53.99, teaming with Niko Harmanen (22nd, 1:56.81) and Curtis McKillop (26th, 1:58.60) to score points for the Seawolves.

The invitational wraps up Wednesday, Jan. 8 with the men’s 30K and women’s 20K freestyle Nordic races at Soldier Hollow Resort in Midway, Utah. The Seawolves Nordic team scored the second-most points (150) on day one of the competition.

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