Alpine Action Concludes at NCAA Skiing Championships

Rob Cone during his field-leading first run at Friday's NCAA Championships.
Rob Cone during his field-leading first run at Friday's NCAA Championships.

The 2017 NCAA Skiing Championships has come to an end after Saturday's nordic races at the Jackson Ski Touring Center. Utah took home the national title with 541.5 points, followed by Colorado (525), Denver (524) and Dartmouth (400). The Panthers earned 94 points overall to finish in 14th place. The four-day event was hosted by the University of New Hampshire.

Rob Cone led the field after the first run, covering the slalom course in 55.68 seconds, putting himself in great shape to make another run at an NCAA title (2015 giant slalom champion). Unfortunately for Cone, his second run didn't go as well as he slipped into ninth place overall with a two-run time of 1:50.61. Colin Hayes finished the event in 25th place overall, coming in with a total time of 56.16. Devon Cardamone was forced to hike on his second run, ending up 30th overall (2:08.70). The Panther men finished seventh in the event.

On the women's side, Caroline Bartlett and Jackie Atkins both fell on their second runs, but were able to complete the race to earn the Panthers some team points, good for ninth place. Bartlett finished up the race 22nd overall in 2:03.66, while Atkins was 23rd in 2:04.05.