Oliver, Teschner Earn All-America Second Team; Skiing Finishes 11th at NCAAs
MIDWAY & PARK CITY, Utah – Randa Teschner (Petawawa, Ontario) and Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) each earned All-America Second Team in slalom during Saturday's alpine races at Park City Mountain Resort, and the University of New Hampshire skiing team finished in 11th place (of 23 teams) at the 2014 NCAA Skiing Championships, hosted by the University of Utah.
UNH totaled 140 points to place behind 10th-place Alaska Fairbanks (144 points). Denver won the national championship with 556 points, followed by Vermont (487.5), New Mexico (458.5), Colorado (402.5) and Utah (392).
Teschner, who earned All-America Second Team in giant slalom Wednesday by finishing 10th, earned All-America Second Team in SL for the second straight year by virtue of her sixth-place finish in a time of 1 minute, 41.47 seconds (27 points).
Oliver, a 2013 All-America First-Team skier in GS, notched '14 Second-Team SL honors courtesy of an eighth-place combined time of 1:56.47 (23 points). Jay Ogle (Pittsfield, Mass.) clocked in at 2:00.77 for 17th place (14 points), and Kris Hopkins (North Andover, Mass.) notched five points by finishing 26th (2:16.99).
At Soldier Hollow, Eirik Fosnaes (Hovik, Norway) headlined the men's Nordic team results in the 20K freestyle in a time of 44 minutes, 34.00 seconds for 19th place (12 points). Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden/48:30.00) and Johnny Springer (Jackson, Wyo./49:06.00) finished 39th and 40th, respectively.
In the women's 15K free, Katrin Larusson (Truckee, Calif.) crossed the finish line in 31st place (44 minutes, 14.0 seconds) to lead the 'Cats.
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