St. Bonaventure University sophomores and alpine ski racers Gabby Slavny and Max Borgus competed in the USCSA National Championships Mideast Conference Tournament Feb. 21-22 at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua.
Slavny finished second overall among the women and qualified to compete at the 37th annual USCSA National Championships March 2-7 at Mt. Bachelor, Ore.
Twelve top-ranked men's and women's teams from the Mideast Conference and a total of 112 racers went head to head in two giant slalom races on Saturday and two slalom races on Sunday. Slavny and Borgus were the only racers in the conference selected to compete as individuals, based on the strength of their standings so far this season.
Slavny, of Pittsford, N.Y., placed third out of 54 women in slalom. She came in fourth during the morning race and third in the afternoon contest, clocking a combined time of 1:56:77.
Borgus came in ninth in the morning slalom race, and fourth in the afternoon for a combined time of 1:49:23 for a ranking of seventh out of 57 men in slalom.
In giant slalom, Slavny came in eighth out of 55 women, with a combined time of 1:59:67 in two contests. She placed ninth in the morning run and 12th in the afternoon.
Borgus placed 11th out of 57 men competing in GS on Saturday. He tied for 16th in the morning race and took sixth place in the afternoon, clocking a combined time of 1:54:45 in his two runs.
The women's teams from Syracuse, Cornell, and Hobart William Smith and the men's teams from Cornell, Hamilton, and Hobart William Smith also qualified for nationals.
On Twitter, follow @SkiSBU for further updates on Slavny’s journey to Mt. Bachelor and her race results.
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