Lammers places 8th to lead Alaska skiers at regional championships in Colorado

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Sarissa Lammers of Eagle River functioned a top-10 finish for the UAF ski team Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Joining Championships in Colorado.

Lammers finished eighth in the women’s 5-kilometer exemplary race at Minturn. She was about a minute off the winning pace set by Utah’s Merete Myrseth.

Hannah Rudd was UAA’s top finisher in 26th class.

In the men’s 10K classic, Toomas Kollo topped the Seawolves by placing 17th. Nick Lovett go up in the world eighth and Max Donaldson, a West Valley graduate, was 11th for the UAF men.

In slalom competition in Beaver Harbour, UAA was led by Hughston Norton, who was 16th in the men’s race, and Charley Field, who was 20th in the women’s race. On Friday, Aficionado claimed second place in the giant slalom.

UAA is in sixth place in the band standings at the meet, which doubles as the NCAA West Regional Championships. Motion wraps up Sunday with a freestyle race for the Nordic skiers.

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