Andy Trow captured his first career victory as a Ute on Friday in Winter Park, Colo.
Jan. 11, 2013
WINTER PARK, Colo. - Freshman Andy Trow of the University of Utah ski team recorded his first career victory in the RMISA Giant Slalom Qualifier on Friday at the Winter Park Resort.
No team scores were recorded for the race, but two Utes on the men's side placed in the top 10, while sophomore Kristiina Rove placed among the top 10 as well.
With his first career win and the first for the Utes this season, Trow has placed in the top five in two of the first four races of the 2013 season.
"It was solid skiing today," Trow said. "I had a great second run that allowed me to move on to the podium. The training over the holidays helped me build confidence, which is paying off. The rest of the team was pushing me during training so it shows that we are all skiing fast."
Senior Ryan Wilson accompanied Trow in the top 10 with a sixth-place effort, his best finish of this season and the 21st top-10 finish of his career.
Junior Eian Sandvik followed in 15th for his best performance so far this season, while junior Jeremy Elliot turned in the fastest first-run time of the day, but unfortunately did not finish the second run.
Rove paced the Ute women's squad with a seventh-place finish, which was her third consecutive top-eight effort this season.
The CU/Spencer Nelson Memorial Invitational continues with the 15/20-km Freestyle tomorrow and the 5/10-km Classical races on Sunday in Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Utah's Alpine squad kicks off the Denver Invitational with another round of giant slalom races tomorrow in Winter Park, Colo., before the slalom races on Sunday.