Griffin Mueller places 28th in women's slalom at NCAA Championship

Bates sophomore Griffin Mueller placed 28th in the women's slalom at the NCAA Championships in Stowe, Vermont on March 9, 2019. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

STOWE, Vt. -- Bates sophomore Griffin Mueller placed 28th out of 34 competitors in the women's slalom on Saturday at Mount Mansfield, scoring crucial team points for the Bobcats on the fourth and final day of the NCAA National Collegiate Skiing Championships.

Mueller (West Vail, Colo.) recorded the 24th fastest first run of the day, at 57.19 seconds, followed in the afternoon by the 23rd fastest second run, of 58.80 seconds. The slalom ace finished 22nd in the event as a rookie a year ago.

Mueller's finish scored three team points for Bates' combined alpine and Nordic ski teams. Mueller and junior Nordic skier Kaelyn Woods (New Gloucester, Maine) scored 11 team points over the four days, putting Bates in a final 20th place among 24 scoring teams.