Sports briefs for April 5


— Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Jenny Allen finished third overall and first in the junior division at Thursday's Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup Championship giant slalom race in Vail.

Allen finished Thursday's course in 2 minutes, 8.33 seconds, two seconds behind University of Utah skier Eva Huckova. Huckova, originally from Slovakia, finished 27th in the giant slalom at the Torino Winter Olympics.

Max Hammer was Steamboat's top men's finisher Thursday. The men's giant slalom took place at Breckenridge. Hammer finished eighth with a two-run time of 2:00.52.

U.S. Ski Team member Will Brandenburg took the top spot with at time of 1:57.97. Hunter Schleper finished second, while Italy's Francesco Ghedina finished third.

Giant slalom racing continued Friday at Vail and Breckenridge. Results weren't available at press time.

Soroco wrestlers earn all-state nods

Soroco High School junior Justin Iacovetto and seniors Dennis Morgan and Levi Gonzales were named to The Denver Post All-State wrestling team Friday.

Iacovetto and Morgan were named to the Class 2A second team, while Gonzales was tabbed honorable mention.

Iacovetto's lone loss on the year came to Discovery Canyon's Nick Adams in the 112-pound state championship match. Morgan, who finished the year 29-6, lost in the 189-pound championship match to Burlington sophomore Mike Satterly.

Loveland senior Tyler Graff was named Colorado Wrestler of the Year. Graff finished his four-year career with a 162-1 record and became the 15th wrestler in Colorado history to win four state titles. Graff plans on attending the University of Wisconsin next year.

Whiting receives All-CAA swimming honors

Former Steamboat Springs High School student Heather Whiting was named All-Colonial Athletic Association for her performance in the 100-meter breaststroke and 200- and 400-meter medley relays at the CAA Championships.

Whiting, a junior captain at Northeastern University in Boston, set a personal best in the 100-meter breaststroke while finishing third and helped key her team to new school records in the relays, where the Huskies finished first in the 400 and third in the 200.


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