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Seawolves skiers are tied for third

UAA's Anias Urbain rounds a gate on the giant slalom course. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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UAA's Andreas Adde skis the course at Alyeska. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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Andreas Willumsen Haug of Colorado brushes by a gate. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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David Owslery of Montana State brushes by a gate. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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sarah Powell makes a turn. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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Taylor Grauer skis the giant slalom course. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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Jennifer Allen of Colorado makes a run. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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Christopher Acosta of University of New Mexico competes Wednesday. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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UAA's Sean Alexander rounds a gate. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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UAA skiers ride the lift. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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University of Utah's Timotej Hribar approaches the lower portion of the course. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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Maria Camilla Fraschini of Westminster College makes her first run. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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Tii-Maria Romar of the University of Utah makes her first run. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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UAA's Alex Parker competes Wednesday morning. UAA hosted giant slalom racing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood as part of the UAA Invitational ski meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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Three members of the UAA alpine ski team posted top-10 finishes in a giant slalom Wednesday at the Alyeska Ski Resort, putting the Seawolves in a tie with Denver for third place through six events of the UAA Invitational. Utah leads the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association event.

Three freshman led the women's team, with Anais Urban nabbing fourth place with a two-run time of 1 minute, 57.72 seconds and Vanessa Bether taking a season-best ninth place in 1:59.39. UAA Freshman Anna Berecz finished in 2:00.64 and was 17th.

UAA's third top-10 finish came from the men's team, when Andreas Adde took sixth with a two-run time of 1:55.85. Freshman Sean Alexander added an 11th-place finish in 1:56.91, and Niko Harmanen placed 30th in 2:10.87.

The UAA invitational continues Friday with men's and women's slaloms.

Photos: UAA Invitational nordic racing
Website: UAA Invitational

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