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Sigurd Roenning, Hannah Rudd turn in top results for UAA ski team

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 28
  • Published January 28

The UAA ski team got a pair of podium finishes from Sigurd Roenning and a pair of top-10 finishes from Hannah Rudd to finish fifth in the Denver Invitational ski meet.

Roenning, a sophomore from Norway who won a silver medal at last year’s NCAA Championships, placed third in the men’s classic race Saturday and the freestyle race Sunday in Minturn, Colorado. Rudd was fourth in the women’s classic race and ninth in the freestyle race.

UAA coach Marine Dusser Bjornsen said Rudd’s fourth-place finish — a career-best for the senior from Minnesota — was a highlight from the weekend.

“She has been battling a sickness for over two months this fall,” the coach said in a release from the school. “It was a very complicated period for her, but she worked hard to come back and is having her best season.”

Other top finishes for the Seawolves came from JC Schoonmaker, who was eighth in the classic race and 11th in the freestyle; Espen Person, 10th place in the classic; Anna Darnell, 11th in the freestyle and 14th in the classic; and Natalie Hynes, 12th in the freestyle and 15th in the classic.

The alpine portion of the Denver meet was contested earlier this month.