ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Nevada’s alpine skiers garnered nine top finishes in the men’s giant slalom and the women’s slalom on Thursday and is in fifth place after the first day of the Seawolf Invitational.
The Wolf Pack is fifth after the first day of races with 124 team points. Utah leads the Seawolf Invitational with 147 points followed by host Alaska-Anchorage (135), Denver (132), Colorado (131) and Nevada (124) in the top five.
Sophomore All-American Greg Berger-Sabbatel was the Wolf Pack’s top finisher on Thursday, taking third in the men’s giant slalom with a time of 1:43.89. Freshman Martin Harris finished 11th (1:44.83), while sophomores Shane Collins (1:45.16) and David Apap (1:45.77) were 14th and 17th, respectively.
In the women’s slalom, senior Taryn O'Flynn led the Wolf Pack with a seventh-place showing with a time of 1:43.01. Sophomore Erica Horst (1:45.92) was 17th followed by senior Amanda Goyne (1:46.40) and sophomore Kristina Palovicova (1:47.85) in 18th and 19th.
The Wolf Pack is in Anchorage all week for the 2009 United States Cross Country Championships, the Seawolf Invitational and the Alaska-Anchorage Invitational Jan. 5-11. The Nordic races are being held at Kincaid Park, while the alpine events are running at Alyeska Ski Resort.