MRST’s Davidson fifth in WR giant slalom
WENATCHEE — Mission Ridge Ski Team’s Brian Davidson took fifth place Sunday in the men’s giant slalom at the Western Region Elite Spring Series here.
Davidson had a combined time for his two runs at Mission Ridge of 2 minutes, 11.23 seconds, a little more than two seconds behind winner Andraz Reich-Pogladic of Slovenia. Reich-Pogladic was clocked in 2:08.92. Sweden’s Jonas Nyberg was runner-up in 2:09.36, a day after beating Reich-Pogladic in the same event. Italy’s Nicolo Nogara was third in 2:09.45.
On the women’s side, Switzerland’s Anne-Solene Bregou and Germany’s Ann-Kathrin Breuning split a pair of slaloms on Sunday in two tight races. Bregou captured the day’s first event in 1:31.23, defeating Breuning by .03 of a second. In the second slalom, Breuning returned the favor, finishing in 1:25.45 to hold off Bregou by .05 of a second.
The six-day Western Region Elite Spring Series wraps up Monday with a men’s giant slalom and a women’s giant slalom.
Western Region Elite Spring Series
Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort
Sunday, April 3
Men’s giant slalom
1. Andraz Reich-Pogladic, Slovenia, 2:08.92
2. Jonas Nyberg, Sweden, 2:09.36
3. Nicolo Nogara, Italy, 2:09.45
4. Jeffrey Read, Canada, 2:10.83
5. Brian Davidson, Mission Ridge Ski Team, 2:11.23
Women’s slalom No. 1
1. Anne-Solene Bregou, Switzerland, 1:31.23
2. Ann-Kathrin Breuning, Germany, 1:31.26
3. Stephanie Gartner, Canada, 1:32.12
4. Kathryn Parker, Austria, 1:33.58
5. Jessica Reinhart, Park City, Utah, 1:33.58
Women’s slalom No. 2
1. Ann-Kathrin Breuning, Germany, 1:25.45
2. Anne-Solene Bregou, Switzerland, 1:25.50
3. Sofija Novoselic, Croatia, 1:26.07
4. Katie Hensien, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1:26.47
5. Stephanie Gartner, Canada, 1:26.86
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