Nevada qualifies nine skiers for NCAA championships

2/26/2007 8:00:00 AM

Nine members of the University of Nevada ski team qualified for the NCAA Skiing Championships scheduled for Mar. 7-10 in Jackson, N.H.

The University will send three men and two women for the alpine races and two men and women for the Nordic races. The maximum number of skiers that a school can qualify is 12.

Qualifying for the men's alpine events were junior Cameron Barnes sophomore Scott Hume and senior Luke Patterson. In women's alpine, sophomore Amanda Goyne and senior Katie Lyons will represent Nevada.

Sophomore Chelsea Holmes and freshman Paige Brady qualified for the women's Nordic events alongside junior Matt De Carufel and senior Lutz Preussler for the men's Nordic events.

The 54th Annual NCAA Championships set to take place in Jackson and Attitash, N.H., will be hosted by the University of New Hampshire.

It begins Wednesday, March 7 with cross country freestyle races, followed by giant slalom races on Thursday, March 8. Nordic classical races are set for Friday, March 9 with the slalom races scheduled to conclude the championships on Saturday, March 10.

In last year's championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Nevada had five skiers finish in the top-20 in their races resulting in an 11th-place finish. Patterson finished fourth (1:14.52) in the men's slalom and 10th (2:15.13) in the giant slalom. Hume recorded a time of 2:13.75 in the giant slalom to earn fourth-place. Holmes was the women's top finisher for Nevada with a 16th-place (49:20.4) finish in the 15k freestyle.


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