Eldora, Colo. • Jeremy Elliot turned in a second-place finish as the University of Utah ski team began its 2013 season in giant slalom races on the RMISA Alpine Qualifier here Monday.
"It was an exciting first day of racing in Loveland," Utah Head Alpine coach Jaka Korencan said. "Despite a few tactical mistakes, which resulted in crashes, our athletes had proven with great skiing that we will be extremely competitive this year. I am just so excited for Jeremy and Andy [Trow] to perform well in the second run and finished close to the top. They deserve it. Tim [Hribar] had a great day as well. I could not be more proud of this group of athletes. Their work ethic and willingness to learn and improve is just unparalleled and I am confident it will pay off very soon for all of them."
Elliot led the way during the opening day of the season with a second-place finish in his first race since the 2011 season. Elliot, a junior from Park City, Utah, has now finished on the podium in four races over his career.