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SKIING: The Westminster women's alpine team claimed a second consecutive national title in the giant slalom on Wednesday afternoon at the USCSA National Championships at Sunday River, Maine. Westminster earned the team title by placing three individuals in the top eight of the final standings.

Kendall Brown finished second overall with a two-run combined time of 2:23.07. Brown was first after the opening run with a time of 1:08.38. She fell out of the top position with the 10th-fastest second run at 1:14.69, allowing Kristen Leggett from Castleton College to win the title with her combined time of 2:22.33.

Camille Maria Fraschini placed fourth overall with a time of 2:23.67. Fraschini was ninth after the opening run and then went 1:13.86 in her second run to jump up five positions. Perrine Voisin finished eighth overall after posting the fastest time of the second run at 1:13.32. That gave her a combined time of 2:24.95 after she was 17th following the first run.

Ulrikke Nicolaisen finished 25th with a time of 2:29.19, while Wiktoria Glowczynski placed 44th in the final standings at 2:36.01.

Westminster finished with a team time of 4:31.69 to beat out the 4:33.78 posted by Sierra Nevada College. Brown University placed third in the team results, with Rocky Mountain College and Plymouth State completing the top five.

The women return to action on Friday with the slalom event. The Griffins are the defending national champions in the slalom as well as the defending overall national champions.