Seawolves add three more All-America finishes
MIDWAY & PARK CITY, Utah – The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves added three more All-America finishes on the final day of competition at the 2014 NCAA Skiing Championships, including senior Lukas Ebner’s and junior Niko Harmanen’s second of the meet on Saturday.
After the completion of eight events, the Seawolves – which fielded a full 12-member athlete team – finished eighth with 235 points. This marks UAA’s seventh straight top-10 result and its 31st overall. Winning the team title was Denver with 556 points, while Vermont took runner-up with 487.5 points and New Mexico finished third with 458.5.
Harmanen, from Finland, added his second All-America honor with a fourth-place result in the men’s slalom with a two-run time of 1:55.35. Harmanen also finished third in the giant slalom on Wednesday.
Picking up his third career All-America accolade was Ebner, a local of Germany. Ebner, who led the Nordic team on Thursday with a 7th-place showing in the 10K classical, finished 10th in the 20K freestyle with a time of 44:01.9.
A two-time All-American a year ago, sophomore Marine Dusser furnished her third with a ninth-place result in the women’s 15 freestyle. Dusser, from France, was clocked at 41:34.60.
Other Seawolves to finish in the top 20 in their respective races were sophomore Cedrick Gagnon (15th) and freshman Hughston Norton (18th) in the slalom.
Denver’s win gives Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association schools six of the last seven team titles, while in the last 22 years, RMISA members have been crown victorious 19 times.