EDEN, Utah - Led by Swedish freshman Olle Friberg, the men's ski-racing team at Rocky Mountain College topped the men's slalom competition Saturday afternoon at the Westminster College Classic on Wolf Mountain.
Friberg led the way out of 33 finishers with runs of 31.70 seconds and 27.84 for a combined time of 59.54. Marc Perathoner of Westminster was the runner-up at 1:00.01.
Rocky's Johnathan Diem (1:01.63) and Tyler Chandler (1:01.88) finished third and fifth, respectively. A.J. Oliver was 11th and Robert Hillyer 12th for the Bears.
The Bears won the Grand Teton Conference event with a total time of 183.05, followed by Westminster 184.80, Montana State 206.68, Brigham Young 236.82, Weber State 259.74 and Montana 352.08.
There will be giant slalom races today.
On the women's side, Westminster won with a 192.28 total. Rocky was second at 205.24, followed by Montana 2:37.01, BYU 290.09, Montana State 294.73 and Weber State 305.38.
Wiktoria Glownyski of Westminster was first in both runs and wound up with a 1:02.47 clocking. The Griffins occupied the first four spots.
Rocky skiers finished fifth through ninth in the field of 23.
Isa Floden, another freshman from Sweden, was fifth at 1:05.92. She was followed by teammates Alexandra Guras (1:09.34), Mandi Loucks (1:09.98), Jade Petersen (1:10.24) and Megan Thees (1:10.84).
Katie Conrath of Rocky was 12th at 1:16.69.
This is the final Grand Teton Conference meet of the season.
Rocky will be skiing in Jackson, Wyo., next weekend. The slalom races will be hosted by the University of Montana.