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Higman 12th in NCAA Western Regional race

UNR and Tribune reports

WINTER PARK, Colo. – Christie Higman, a former Heavenly Ski Foundation competitor, helped the University of Nevada finish sixth at the NCAA Western Skiing Regionals on Monday.

Higman, a junior from South Lake Tahoe, was 12th in the giant slalom with a two-run time of 2 minutes, 9.6 seconds.

Utah unseated three-time defending national champon Denver as regional champions. The Utes finished with 581 points to outscore runner-up Colorado (563) and Denver (539.5). New Mexico was fourth at 439, Alaska-Anchorage fifth at 414.5 and Nevada sixth at 389. Western State, Whitman and Montana State rounded out the field.

Other area skiers also played key roles in the Pack’s finish. Quincy Young of Truckee was fifth in women’s giant slalom at 2:07.5. Mike Prado of Truckee and Dan Gallaher of Truckee topped the Pack me with two-run GS times of 2:04.7 and 2:04.8, respectively.

The Wolf Pack will compete in the NCAA Championships March 5-8 at Hanover, N.H.