Women's Skiing Finishes Sixth In Slalom At USCSA Nationals
March 10, 2009
WINTER PARK, Colo. - The UMass Women's Ski Team closed out its season with a sixth place finish in the slalom at the USCSA Nationals. After finishing sixth in the Giant Slalom, the Minutewomen skied consistently in the second event, led by Emily Shilletto's 12th place finish. Shilletto and men's co-captain Alex Zahoruiko were named combined Second Team All Americans. The Minutewomen finished the USCSA Nationals in fifth place overall out of 20 teams. In addition, Shilletto, Heidi Skinner, Jamie Taloumis and Amy Gifford were all named Academic All Americans.
Shilletto (Toronto, Ont.) completed her runs with a combined time of 1:28.17 while Taloumis (Chicopee, Mass.) placed 20th with a time of 1:29.46. Heidi Skinner (Westeron, Vt.) closed out the women's top three skiers with a 28th place finish (1:32.11). Skinner was 46th after her first run, but made a big jump in her final run, finishing 28th.
Zahoruiko (North Andover, Mass.) finished 17th in the Slalom with a time of 1:44.15 where almost half the field was either disqualified or did not finish their runs.