SUN VALLEY, Idaho -- Freshman Ashley Yoviene (Boston, NY) of the Clarkson University Women's Alpine Ski team recovered from a rough first day, unable to complete her runs in the giant slalom, to take the top spot among the Golden Knights in the slalom, finishing in 38th place at the USCSA Nationals on Thursday afternoon.
Overall, the Golden Knights' women took 10th place among 18 teams at the USCSA Nationals in the slalom, repeating their performance from two days earlier when they claimed 10th in the giant slalom.
Yoviene was unable to finish her first run on Tuesday, but came back strong in the slalom, coming in 38th out of 92 skiers in 1:43.75. Junior Sarah Shafer (Petoskey, MI) finished her two runs less than a second behind Yoviene and was the next skier, coming in 39th in 1:44.32.
Freshman Kelly Rowland (West Windsor, NJ) was the top finisher in the giant slalom on Tuesday for Clarkson, but actually improved four spots on Thursday, coming in 41st in 1:44.91. A little further down the list for the Knights was Mycala Stebbins (Canandaigua, NY), who came in 61st in 1:58.05, and freshman Taylor Manderson (Ballston Spa, NY) rounded out the field for the Knights, coming in 69th place in 2:17.75.
Manderson had a difficult first run, but actually had the best run of the day among the five Clarkson skiers, coming in 35th in her second run.