CMC Alpine ski team puts down fast runs in February ahead of RMISA Championships

CMC women's ski team captain Nicola Rountree-Williams continues to ski impressively, not only in speed events, but in slalom as well.
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The Colorado Mountain College Alpine ski team is coming off two strong competition results as it heads into Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Championships in Big Sky, Montana this weekend.

The CMC-hosted event in Steamboat Springs began with a giant slalom race on Feb. 1, where the Eagles captain, Nicola Rountree-Williams, took 14th and followed up with 18th in the second women’s giant slalom event. 

“She was skiing so well,” CMC head coach Scott Tanner said in a news release. “She came down like there wasn’t a bump in the course. Then she hit some bumps two gates in a row. She almost saved it but got knocked out.”

The CMC men came out slow in the first race of the weekend, but men’s captain Matt Macaluso helped lead the charge of five from CMC to earn top-30 positions in the night slalom race at Howelsen Hill on Feb. 3. Macaluso took 13th. 

In Loveland on Feb. 5-6, Rountree-Williams was once again the Eagles’ leader for the women’s team, skiing to 16th in the first slalom and taking fifth in the second slalom. 

Men’s skier Filip Krota is the first Croatian to attend CMC, and he and Macaluso took 25th and 26th respectively in the first slalom races of the competition. The next day, Krota performed even better, taking 22nd overall and earning the 10th-fastest second run of the race. 

“I know I was not skiing my best and I still made a good result,” Krota said in the release.

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