Women's skiing finishes seventh in slalom at USCSA Championships

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The Saint Anselm College women's skiing team finished in seventh place as a team in Thursday's slalom action at the 40th Annual the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championships, held on Whiteface Mountain.

Through the giant slalom and slalom events on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, the Hawks finished in sixth place out of 20 competing teams at nationals. Senior Leika Scott placed 18th overall while classmate Taylor Cudhea finished fractions of a point behind her in 19th place.

Katherine Quinn finished both events in 23rd place in the field while Becca Stephens was 35th. Emilie Brush rounded out the Saint Anselm representation in 46th place out of 109 skiers.

Scott posted a fast second run of 54.35 seconds on Thursday, the 21st-fastest run in the field of skiers. She placed 24th in the slalom, one place ahead of Quinn whose first run time of 1:00.83 was the 21st best.

Cudhea finished in 33rd place with a sub-minute first run time helping her rank in the top half of participants for the day. Stephens recorded a combined time of 2:05.29 with Brush's second-run time of 58.89 helping her to a 63rd place finish on the day.