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Rocky Mountain College skiers sweep USCSA Western Regionals with slalom wins

Posted at 1:27 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 15:27:18-05

 

(RMC release)

RED LODGE – Securing a pair of slalom titles on Saturday, the Battlin’ Bears finished a complete sweep of the USCSA Western Regional Championships.

The women’s ski racing team ranked first with a total time of 5:50.43 and 7 place points. The men’s team took first on a combined time of 4:40.00 and 7 place points.

Emeline Lafarge picked up the individual slalom title for the women on a total time of 1:49.52. Lafarge finished her first run in 54.15 before taking the second run in 55.37. The senior from Chamonix, France won the individual giant slalom title on Thursday.

Finishing in second was Hannah Clancy. The sophomore from Jackson Hole, Wyo., finished her two runs in 57.48 and 59.51 for a combined time of 1:56.99.

Larissa Saarel took eighth on a combined time of 2:03.92.

For the men, Andraz Reich-Pogladic secured the men’s individual slalom title with a combined time of 1:31.60. Reich-Pogladic’s initial run of 45.16 was the fastest of the day and he took home the win after a second run of 46.44. The senior from Velerje, Slovenia was also the individual winner for the giant slalom.

Teammate Esten Falksete finished in second with a combined time of 1:31.72. Falksete finished his two runs in 45.59 and 46.13.

Sean McCormick ranked fourth with a total time of 1:36.68.

Both the men’s and women’s team will advance to the USCSA National Championships on March 10-16. The event will take place at the Snow King Resort in Wyoming.