Ferk and Tikkanen lead Sierra Nevada to USCSA lead
Matea Ferk and Johanna Tikkanen placed first and second overall, helping Sierra Nevada College (NV) win the women’s alpine giant slalom on the opening day of the 2013 USCSA Collegiate National Championships on the Greyhawk Trail.
Ferk used a monster second run on a lightning fast course to erase a one-half second deficit to claim the individual title, as SNC cruised to an 11-second victory over rival Rocky Mountain College (MT).
Tikkanen had the best time on the more technical first run, but took second-place to her teammate by a mere nine-hundredths of a second.
RMC’s Eloise Julliand, the Western Regional champ, placed third to lead the Bears. Ella Both of British Columbia had the fastest second-run and placed fourth overall, followed by SNC’s Caroline Klaesson.
In the team standings, St. Olaf (MN) placed third, followed by UBC, and St. Anselm (NH)
The women will complete their alpine combined on Thursday with their slalom competition.
Sierra Nevada (NV) 6:20.77
Rocky Mountain (MT) 6:31.14
St. Olaf (MN) 6:44.91
British Columbia 6:45.14
St. Anselm (NH) 6:56.80
Castleton State (VT) 7:04.45
Brown (RI) 7:06.17
College of Idaho 7:06.35
U. of Massachusetts 7:22.17
Clarkson (NY) 7:29.36
Cornell (NY) 7:29.56
Colorado Mesa 7:35.44
Penn State 7:37.86
Northern Michigan 7:48.66
Univ. of Nevada 8:12.37
William Smith (NY) 8:15.09
Rutgers (NJ) 9:01.02
1 Matea Ferk (SNC) 2:06.38
2 Johanna Tikkanen (SNC) 2:06.47
3 Eloise Julliand (RMC) 2:06.89
4 Ella Both (UBC) 2:07.15
5 Caroline Klaesson (SNC) 2:07.92
6 Fredrika Hjelm (RMC) 2:10.98
7 Emilie Lamoureaux (SNC) 2:11.82
8 Caitlin Forbes (St. A) 2:12.22
9 Nicole Poleschuk (Univ. of Nevada) 2:12.38
10 Melissa Daniels (SNC) 2:12.49