Montana State senior Garret Driller used an outstanding second run to win the slalom title at the University of New Mexico Invitational in Red River, New Mexico, on Sunday.
The product of Tahoe City, California, posted a 44.48 clocking in his second run moving up from third to claim the title. Driller recorded a two-run total of 1:29.06, just ahead of runner-up Tobias Kogler of Denver, who registered 1:29.22.
The MSU women put two racers in the top 10, paced by Jocelyn McCarthy. McCarthy, who finished fourth in slalom on Saturday, put together a time of 1:35.86 for sixth place. She was followed closely by teammate Kari Hole in seventh with a 1:36.07.
The Bobcat Nordic team competed in Crested Butte, Colorado, due to lack of snow in New Mexico.
Anna Fake led the Bobcats placing seventh, covering the five-kilometer classic course in 15:58.7. It was her best finish of the season. Emma Tarbath was eighth in 15:59.9.
The Montana State men’s contingent was paced in the 5-km classic by Erik Axelsson, who placed 11th in a 13:29.1.