MT. BACHELOR, Ore. — By the slimmest of margins, Frida Svedberg won the sixth national title of her career for the Rocky Mountain College ski team.
The senior opened the USCSA National Championships by winning the women's slalom by one-hundredth of a second over Saana Ahonen of Sierra Nevada College.
Svedberg, who has won every race in her career but one, posted the fastest time of the first run with 1:06.43 and came back with the eighth-fastest on the second in 1:02.99.
Svedberg had a total time of 2:09.42. Ahonen, who was second and fifth in the two runs, was a tick behind at 2:09.43.
Rocky had three skiers in the top 10 to win the women's slalom title. The Battlin' Bears had a total time of 6:35.06, while Sierra Nevada College was second in 6:38.27.
Elsa Wilhelmsson was fourth for Rocky with a total time of 2:11.70, while Emeline Lafarge was ninth in 2:13.94. LaFarge had the fastest time of the second run, while Wilhelmsson had the second-fastest.
The men's slalom competition is Wednesday.