Wednesday, March 19, 2014

College skiers, riders at USCSA nationals

SV athletes at Lake Placid

     Two Wood River Valley male athletes earned podium spots in the overall combined standings at the end of the 36th annual U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championships held March 9-15 at Lake Placid, N.Y.

     Westminster College (Utah) snowboarder Mallam Prior captured a second-place silver medal in combined based on second place in quarter pipe, fourth in Rail Jam, eighth in slopestyle, sixth in Skier Cross and fourth in giant slalom.

     Rocky Mountain College (Montana) alpine skier Harlan Collins finished third of 38 men in overall combined ranks highlighted by his fifth place of 104 starters in slalom and seventh place in the March 12 giant slalom event.

     Westminster’s Ali Appleton was eighth in women’s snowboard combined with seventh quarter pipe, eighth Rail Jam, 10th slopestyle, eighth Skier Cross and ninth giant slalom.

     Also competing in alpine was College of Idaho’s Nina Hirner, who placed 35th in overall combined topped by a 35th place in giant slalom.

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