Steamboat Springs The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s two alumni competing at the World University Games in Trentino, Italy, wrapped up their last events Thursday and Friday, but only one recorded final-result times.
On Thursday, Hig Roberts finished 19th in the men’s slalom with a two-run time of 1:34.89, using a 14th-best time in his second run to seal a top-20 finish. Roberts finished 2.8 seconds behind Finland’s Joonas Rasanen, who had a combined time of 1:32.09. On Tuesday, Roberts, who competes for Middlebury College in Vermont, took seventh in the men’s giant slalom.
Roberts wrapped up the event with a men’s combined score of 260, good enough for 14th place out of 28 racers. Combined scores are based on racers’ best three finishes in the games’ four available Alpine events. Roberts skied in the slalom, super-G and giant slalom and opted out of the downhill race.
Shane McLean, a University of Colorado racer, couldn’t manage to finish her final few events, bowing out of the women’s giant slalom Tuesday with a second-run mistake and recording a did not finish in Friday’s closing event, the women’s slalom.
Also at the games as part of the American team’s coaching staff was Colorado Mountain College ski coach Terry Leonard.
The World University Games happen once every three years and includes 12 sports.
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