Durham 14th in Slalom at NCAA’s in Final Collegiate Race
Mar. 8: St. Lawrence University senior Ashley-Kate Durham competed for the last time in a Saints alpine ski uniform on Friday, racing in the slalom at the 2013 NCAA Ski Championships in Middlebury, VT.
Durham, who has been the women's alpine time's premier competitor over the last four seasons, was 14th overall in the women's slalom with a time of 1:40.41. The Timmins, ON native's second run time of 49.47 was 9th-fastest in the field.
"Ashley-Kate has been a tremendous student-athlete for our program, and she raced hard today," said St. Lawrence head coach Willi Steinrotter. "I'm proud of all that she has accomplished in her time at St. Lawrence."
Durham's career includes 17 top-10 finishes and a victory in the GS at the 2012 UVM Carnival. She also added six other top-5 finishes, including a third place showing and All-America honors at the 2011 NCAA Championship in slalom.
On the men's side, sophomore Graham Scott had two tough runs in the slalom, landing him in 33rd position.
"Graham had a great day on Wednesday, coming within .01 of a second of All-America status," said Coach Steinrotter. "Today is disappointing for him, but he'll continue training and come into his junior year looking to get back to the national competition."
The University of Denver's Kristine Haugen won the women's title, while the University of New Mexico's Joonas Rasanen claimed victory on the men's side.
The 2013 NCAA Ski Championships will conclude tomorrow, Saturday, March 9 with the Nordic skiers racing in freestyle. Austin Meng will represent St. Lawrence.