Three headed to nationals for alpine team

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 8, 2010
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Dana Breakstone

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. --- Josh Kernan, Vincent Lebrun-Fortin, and Dana Breakstone will not be short of experience when the three compete at the NCAA Men's and Women's Skiing Championships at Mount Werner in a meet hosted by the University of Colorado starting on Wednesday.

The giant slalom will be contested first with the opening run for the women at 11 a.m. and the second run at 12:30 p.m. The men get going at 2:30 p.m. and finish the second run with a start time of 4:15 p.m.

Kernan has been to the NCAA meet in all four years at Colby and is a two-time All-American after placing fourth in the slalom last year and sixth in the giant slalom. Kernan won his first career slalom race on the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association carnival circuit earlier this year. He was 14th in the giant slalom and 14th in the slalom at the NCAA meet as a sophomore. Kernan earned All-East first team honors this season after helping the men's team to three slalom victories.

Lebrun-Fortin, a junior, is a three-time All-American and has three top-10 finishes at the national meet in four races. He earned one of the three honors a year ago in taking sixth in the slalom. Lebrun-Fortin had an amazing NCAA debut in 2008 in taking fifth in the slalom and seventh in the giant slalom. He earned All-East second honors this past year.

Breakstone came on strong at the end of the EISA season for the Colby women and secured an NCAA spot. She competed in the 2008 NCAA meet for the Mules and was one of the veteran skiers for Colby on a very young team in 2010.




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