Nevada's Berger-Sabbatel Earns All-American Honors

By: Nevada Release Email
By: Nevada Release Email

Sophomore Greg Berger-Sabbatel earned his second All-America certificate of the meet, and the Nevada skiing team remains in 10th place after the second day of competition at the 2009 NCAA Skiing Championships, being held March 11-14 at the Sunday River (alpine) and Black Mountain (Nordic) Ski Resorts.

The Wolf Pack alpine teams scored 96 points on Friday (51 in the men's slalom and 45 in the women's slalom) to bring Nevada's point total to 233. Vermont took the lead at the championships on Friday with 484 total points and holds a two-point advantage over Denver (482). New Mexico is third with 481 points, while Utah (444) and Colorado (439.5) round out the top five teams.

Berger-Sabbatel earned his second All-America honor of the championships and his third career accolade with a seventh-place finish in the men's slalom on Friday at Sunday River in Bethel. He finished his two runs in 1:38.30. Freshman Martin Harris finished 30th with a time of 2:05.30, while sophomore Shane Collins ended up 34th (2:24.55).

Senior Taryn O'Flynn was Nevada's top finisher in the women's slalom, taking 19th with a time of 1:49.05. Sophomore Amy Harris finished her two runs in 1:49.99 to take 23rd, while senior Katie Lyons ended up 33rd (2:17.97).

The 2009 NCAA Skiing Championships concludes on Saturday with the men's and women's Nordic freestyle races at Black Mountain in Rumford. The Wolf Pack heads into the final day looking for its eighth top 10 national finish in the last nine years.


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