The Buffs stand in first place after impressive top-10 finishes at the Utah Invitational.
The Buffs now lead the teams with 444 points, ahead of Utah, (435 points) New Mexico, (421.5 points) and Denver (412.5 points).
There were several top-10 finishes, including senior Gabriel Rivas’ slalom victory Sunday and junior Eric Davis’ seventh place finish. Junior Taggart Spenst finished ninth place.
The Buffs made their way to first place Sunday after finishing third following Saturday’s GS races.
Rivas finished with his fourth slalom victory in his Buff career and his fifth victory overall. Davis left Sunday with a career-best finish in a collegiate race and his third top-10 result as a Buff. Spenst finished with his fourth collegiate top-10 result.
Freshmen Andreas Haug and Fletcher McDonald finished strong in the slalom, coming in 11th and 13th, respectively.
CU Head Coach Richard Rokos noted, in a news release, the team’s consistency in Park City and the top results in slalom for both the men and women.
“We had all around good performances from both men and women today,” Rokos said in the release. “This is especially good because this is a hard hill and it’s hard to ski consistently on it, so it gives us a lot of confidence to ski well.”
For the women, junior Sara Hjertman took second in the slalom behind Denver’s Sterling Grant. Senior Carolina Nordh finished fourth.
Junior Jenny Allen, senior Ashley Babcock and freshman Kirsten Cooper had notable performances, finishing 13th, 21st and 24th, respectively.
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