(Editor’s note: Montana State University press release)

BOZEMAN – Three Bobcats reached the podium at the Denver Invitational – all with third place finishes- to guide Montana State on Saturday afternoon in Colorado.

Jocelyn McCarthy guided the Bobcat women’s alpine squad placing third overall in the slalom with a two-run total of 1:28.73. The junior from Edmonton, Alberta posted the fastest second-run to move up two spots and earn a bronze medal.

McCarty was followed in scoring by Benni Lyche, fourth, 1:29.13, and Stephanie Gartner, eighth, 1:29.76.

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Colorado’s Tonje Trulsrud won the women’s slalom title in 1:28.70.

Morten Bakke led the Bobcat men’s alpine squad finishing third with a two-run clocking of 1:27.50. He was followed by Pat Carry, 18th, 1:29.57, and Jeff Bell, 22nd, 1:30.98.

Tobias Kogler of Denver won the men’s slalom in 1:27.04.

Junior Karsten Hokanson had one of his best showings of the season, placing third in the men’s 10-km freestyle to pace the Bobcat Nordic contingent. The Salt Lake City product registered a clocking of 33:14.7.

Also recording points for MSU were Erik Axelsson, ninth, 34:13.3, and Eli Jensen, 14th, 34:44.5.

CU’s Alvar Johannes Alev won the men’s individual crown in 32:41.5.

The Bobcat women were led by Emma Tarbath, who finished the 5-km race in 19:44.1. She was followed by Anna Fake, 12th, 20:24.4, and Jordi Floyd, 16th, 20:57.5.

Utah’s Guro Jordheim won the women’s freestyle in 18:33.3.

The Bobcats, who led the DU Invite after the opening day, fell to second place with 441.5 points. CU sits atop the team standings with 477, while DU lurks behind the Bobcats with 436.5 points.

The DU Invitational finishes on Sunday with the men’s and women’s classical races.

Other Bobcat Finishers: Women’s Slalom: Mia Henry, 15th, 1:31.36; Kari Hole, 22nd, 1:38.62. Men’s Slalom: Addison Dvoracek, DNF Run 2. Men’s 10-km Freestyle: Noah Andersen, 21st, 35:32.7; Martin Muan, 28th, 37:01.2.

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