ANCHORAGE – Paced by junior Casey Wright’s top-5 finish in the freestyle sprint, the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves sit sixth after six events scored in the Seawolf Invitational against Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association members at Kincaid Park.
The Seawolves, received a season-high performance from the women’s Nordic team, which placed second in the freestyle sprint with 73 points. The men’s team contributed with 45 points, giving the Seawolves 308 points in the standings after six events. The final event will be tomorrow with the mixed gender 4x5 relay.
Moving into No. 1 is Utah with 510 points, while Denver jumped into second with 434 points and Montana State fell to No. 3 with 421 points. The Seawolves trail No. 5 New Mexico by 30 points and are ahead of Alaska Fairbanks (107).
Picking up her season-high-tying fourth-place finish was Wright, a local of Melbourne, Australia. Wright finished second in both the quarterfinal and semifinal heats, advancing to the six-person final. Wright led the first quarter of the finals, including the largest hill, before falling back in the pack.
In the men’s race – competing on the same loop as the women – the Seawolves received a top result from freshman Zackarias Toresson (Vanberg, Sweden), who placed 15th. Sophomore Toomas Kollo took 17th and Pietro Mosconi placed 30th.
Winning the women’s race was Utah’s Merete Myrseth, while Dag Frode Trolleboe of Denver won the men’s race.
Tomorrow’ relay will be contested in Girdwood on the Girdwood Nordic Race Trails.