JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming – A 1-2 finish carried Sierra Nevada to the team title in the women’s giant slalom competition Tuesday at the 41st Annual U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association championships.

The championships continue Wednesday with the men’s giant slalom competition.

The Rocky Mountain College men are seeking their four consecutive national title while the women are going for a third straight.

The Battlin’ Bears women were third in the giant slalom standings after Sierra Nevada and Castleton.

Misel Marovt (1:56.89) and Saana Ahonen (1:57.32) swept the top two places for Sierra Nevada on Tuesday. Sierra Nevada easily won the team title with a total time of 6:00.39. Castleton was second in 6:17.82 and Rocky third with 6:26.2.

Senior Emeline Lafarge led Rocky with a third place finish, completing the two runs in 1:59.1

She was followed by Hannah Clancy (26th, 2:11.35), Larissa Saarel (41st, 2:15.75) and Carina Bracy (48th, 2:17.61.).

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