STOWE, VT – Alaska Anchorage had three skiers finish in the top-20 of today’s giant slalom at the NCAA National Championships.

Anchorage, native Sky Kelsey led the way with a 16th place finish in the men’s race. Kelsey posted a two-run combined time of 1:59.12.

On the women’s side, Georgia Burgess was 17th (2:04.54), and Li Djurestaal was 18th (2:04.69).

“We went up against a world class field and were competitive with athletes who are top-30 in the world,” said head coach Sparky Anderson. “It’s extremely difficult to get to this level and it’s an honor to be here. Liam was a bit unlucky with having a ski rattle off on a tough kitchen tile icy surface, and I know that Sky, Georgia, and Li had bigger expectations, but Alaska and UAA can be proud of how these guys held their own at a true championship event. I know I am. We’ll keep hammering and give it all we got in Saturday’s slalom.”

Tanguy Nef of Dartmouth won the men’s race (1:56.10), and Laurence St. Germain of Vermont won the women’s (2:00.57).

Alaska Anchorage is currently eighth with 102 points.

The NCAA National Championships continue with the classic races Thursday.