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Oles ski well in California and Colorado

Sports Information
February 8, 2013

SUGAR BOWL, Calif. - The Oles' alpine ski team competed in California and Colorado over interim break among some of the toughest competition they've faced this year. Madison McLachlan had the highest placing on the St. Olaf team with a fifth place finish in California.

St. Olaf competed the first three days of their trip in California, where Katie Ulvestad, McLachlan, and Nathalie Kenny placed in each contest. On the first day of competition, Ulvestad led the Oles with a seventh place finish, followed closely by McLaughlin in eighth. Kenny rounded out the Olaf placers with a 15th place finish.

The second day's competition once again saw the same Ole women place, although this time it was McLaughlin in fifth, Ulvestad in sixth, and Kenny in 14th. The final day of the California races saw Ulvestad in seventh, McLachlan in ninth, and Kenny in 18th.

After a day's travel to Colorado, St. Olaf had five skiers in the top 50. McKenna McNabb (18th), McLachlan (24th),Ulvestad (26th), Lisa Koetke (37th), and Laura Post (44th).

The Oles compete next at Afton Alps in the USCSA Mid-West Divisional Championships this weekend.

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