PARK CITY, Utah – Randa Teschner (Petawawa, Ontario) earned All-America Second Team by virtue of Wednesday's 10th place finish in giant slalom at Park City Mountain Resort to lead the University of New Hampshire skiing team to 10th place on the first day of action in the 2014 NCAA Skiing Championships, hosted by the University of Utah.
UNH is in 10th place among 23 teams with 45 points; Utah is atop the leader board with 165 points, followed by a two-way deadlock between Denver and New Mexico with 130 points. Colorado (127.5) and Vermont (101) round out the top five.
Teschner shaved nearly five seconds between her first run (1 minute, 2.24 seconds) and her second run (57.86 seconds) for a combined time of 2:00.10 for 21 points. The sophomore repeats as an All-America Second Team competitor following a 10th place in slalom at the 2013 NCAAs, hosted by Middlebury College. Katie Farrow (Toronto, Ontario), who was making her NCAA debut, finished in 14th place (2:00.77) for 17 points, and Laura Rozinowicz (Toronto, Ontario) notched a first-run time of 1:03.70 but did not finish her second run.
Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) paced the UNH men's alpine team in GS by finishing in 2:02.70 for 24th place (7 points). Jay Ogle (Pittsfield, Mass.) clocked in at 2:07.35, and Kris Hopkins (North Andover, Mass.) did not finish.
Day two of the championships (March 6) features the men's and women's Nordic classical races at Soldier Hollow. Alpine events resume Friday, March 7, with women's and men's slalom.
For more information on the UNH skiing program and the latest results from the NCAAs, visit www.unhwildcats.com.