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Alpine skiers Schoepke, Hust spend weekend as forerunners at World Cup event

KILLINGTON, Vt. -- For the second straight year, the Colby College women's alpine team had two skiers as forerunners at the Audi FIS Women's Ski World Cup at Killington Ski Resort on Saturday and Sunday.


Colby sophomore Sandra Schoepke (Stowe, Vt.) and first-year Rosie Hust (Long Lake, Minn.) helped out. Schoepke did the second run in Saturday's giant slalom and the second run of Sunday's slalom, while Hust did both runs of Sunday's slalom in front of 10,000 fans.
Forerunners are non-competing skiers who ski the course before the event starts. The forerunners set the line, allow officials to set their systems, and can provide course condition information to officials. 
The races at Killington went so well last year that the resort will host the World Cup event through 2018. Colby four-time All-American Mardi Haskell and sophomore Jessica Reinhart were forerunners at the event last year. 
Micaela Shiffrin of the United States won the slalom for the second straight year and took second in the giant slalom.