St. Germain wins giant slalom national title


UVM alpine skier Laurence St. Germain dominated the giant slalom Thursday to capture the 2019 women’s GS national title at the NCAA Skiing National Championships at Stowe Mountain Resort.

The senior Catamount skier punched in the second-fastest time in the first run at 31.08 seconds, and then shredded down the slope for the fastest time in the second run with a 47.06 finish. She won the title with an overall lead of 0.45 second.

St. Germain’s teammate Paula Moltzan also had a strong outing, landing a fifth-place overall finish to earn All-American honors.

With the solid giant slalom performance, UVM sits in third place in the team ranks after day two of competition with 245 points. The Catamounts trail Utah in second with 253 points and the first place Dartmouth Big Green who boast 259 team points.

The compeition continues Friday with nordic classical championships at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe.

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