BIG SKY, MONT. – Senior Charley Field of Alaska Anchorage opened the season by winning the women’s giant slalom at the RMISA NCAA Qualifier hosted by Montana State University at Big Sky Resort Saturday.

Field’s first run time of 1:08.40 ranked third and her second run was the fourth fastest at 1:06.71. Her cumulative time of 2:15.11 was .01 ahead of second place finisher Ann-Kathrin Breuning of Utah.

“Chuck has been knocking on this door for a long time,” said head coach Sparky Anderson. “It’s so great to see her on top of the blocks today. Both of her parents were in the crowd and watched her knife her career best result today. It doesn’t get any better than that. Charley is one of the hardest working kids I’ve ever been fortunate enough to work with and I could not be prouder.”

Georgia Burgess finished 20th (2:19.60), and Li Djurestaal placed 21st (2:20.17).

UAA had three men finish in the top-20. Anthony Naciuk led the Seawolves with a 14th place (2:14.92) finish. Dominic Unterberger was one spot back in 15th (2:15.02), and Erik Cruz finished 17th (2:15.25).

The Seawolves will compete at the MSU Invite Sunday.