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Schoepke, Hust help Mules take seventh overall, first for Division III in slalom

STOWE, Vt. -- Sandy Schoepke placed 13th overall, was the second American finisher, and was fifth among Eastern Region skiers in the slalom at the NCAA Division I Skiing Championships on Saturday at Stowe Mountain Resort.
Mule teammate Rosie Hust placed 17th, took fourth among American finishers,and eighth of the Eastern Region skiers.
"Today's performance by Rosie and Sandy are direct evidence of all of the work they put in to maximize their natural talent," Colby head coach Danny Noyes said. "The championship field is full top-to-bottom with world class athletes, with six women competing for their countries on the World Cup circuit. For Rosie and Sandy to step up toe-to-toe with them and send their best shows everyone what type of athletes they are. I'm a very proud coach today."
Schoepke (pictured) and Hust combined for 32 points to finish seventh overall in women's slalom racing. The Mules were first overall (men and women combined) among Division III schools, despite going up against a full team of six from Middlebury.
Skiing in her hometown of Stowe, Schoepke had runs of 55.16 and 57.20 for a total time of 1:52.36. Hust had a total finish of 1:53.72 with his runs of 56.19 and 57.53.
In combined team scores with the Nordic program, Colby finished 12th overall and second among Division III schools with 83 points. 
Main page photo and above by Dustin Satloff '15
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