UAA's Ebner takes bronze in Bozeman

UAA senior Lukas Ebner skied to a place on the podium Saturday at the Montana State Invitational in Bozeman.

Ebner, an NCAA All-American, placed third in the men's 10-kilometer classic race at Bohart Ranch. His time of 31 minutes, 1.1 seconds put him 31 seconds behind winner Madlener Moritz of Denver. Freshmen Etienne Richard (8th, 31:57.7) and Andrew Arnold (13th, 32:47.2) gave the Seawolves three skiers in the top 15.

In the women's 5-K race, freshman Synnoeve Bruland (12th in 18:04.5) and sophomore Marine Dusser (15th in 18:17) paced the Seawolves. Denver's Sylvia Nordskar dominated in 16:40.1.

A trio of Alaskans who ski for Montana State claimed spots in the top 10 -- Jessica Yeaton (6th in 17:42.4), Kate Backstrum (7th in 17:54.4) and Annie Liotta (10th in 18:01.3).

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