Both College of Idaho ski teams placed third at today's Northwest Collegiate Ski Conference slalom qualifier at Bogus Basin Resort.
The Coyote men were paced by freshman Zach Shenk, who finished just 11-hundredths of a second behind individual champion, Mike Bisnaire, of British Columbia. Zach Tomlinson placed ninth, with Elliott Gould in 20th, as UBC picked up an eight-second win over Whitman, with the Coyotes 13 seconds behind. UBC clinched their second-straight men's team championship with their fourth NWCSC victory of the season.
Nina Hirner led a quartet of C of I skiers to place in the Top-20 on the women's side, finishing seventh overall. Kare Tonning took 13th, with Jennifer Jensen in 17th and Caitlin Skufca in 18th. Morgan Duffy of Washington dominated the individual race by nearly two seconds over Idaho's Lindsey Anderson, however, it was the UBC women keeping their title hopes alive with a team win today. Whitman placed second, followed by the Coyotes - 12 seconds out of first. The Lady Yotes currently hold a three point lead on UBC and a five point lead on Whitman with one race to go.
Tommorow, the second two-run slalom qualifier of the weekend will begin at 9:30 a.m.