MINTURN, Colo. – The Alaska Anchorage men’s and women’s ski team concluded the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Championships – which doubles as the NCAA West Regional Championships – Sunday with the freestyle races at Maloit Park.
The Seawolves combined Alpine and Nordic scores for a total of 338.5 points after all eight events were scored, finishing sixth at the championships. Winning the team title was Colorado with 672 points, while host Denver finished second at 664.5 and Utah placed third at 601. UAA has finished sixth for six consecutive years, while Colorado has finished victorious six of the last 10 championships.
In the final races of the championships, the Seawolves were led by freshman Pietro Mosconi in the 20K freestyle. Mosconi collected a time of 58 minutes, 41.8 seconds. Additionally, sophomore Marcus Deuling (59:28.4) placed 25th and freshman Zackarias Toresson (59:53.3) took 27th.
Meanwhile in the women’s 15K race, UAA only had two skiers – freshmen Hannah Rudd (26th, 52:03.7) and Michaela Keller-Miller (29th, 55:00.4). The Seawolves’ top Nordic skiers didn’t compete this weekend as they have already qualified for the NCAAs in mid-March.
UAA’s highlight of the championships came on Friday, when junior Charley Field posted a team-best and career-best second-place finish in the giant slalom.
The NCAA qualifiers list will be released tomorrow at 1 p.m. AST on the NCAA website.