AUBURN, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington alpine team had five total racers finish in the top 20 in Sunday afternoon's United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Reynolds Division alpine slalom race at Lost Valley.
Lindsey Jacques (Jay, Maine/Spruce Mountain) guided the women's team with a second place finish. Jacques had nearly identical runs on the afternoon with a time of :21.02 in her first run and :21.01 in her second run for a total time of :42.03. Bates' Elly Bengtsson was the top overall racer with a time of :40.69.
Jedidiah Stevens (Coplin Plantation/Mt. Abram) led the men's team with an 11th place finish after completing the event with combined time of :42.06. Jeremy Demers (Boscawen, N.H./Bishop Brady) trailed Stevens by 1:38 and placed 13th overall at :43.38. Mitchell Golas (Brookline, N.H./Brookline) ranked 17th on the leaderboard and improved his second run by a split second and finished with total time of :44.25. Marshall Golas (Brookline, N.H./Brookline) followed his brother by more than a second in 19th place at :45.38. Alex Greenleaf (Livermore Falls, Maine/Spruce Mountain) rounded out UMF's scoring 22nd at :48.55.
The Beavers placed fourth overall in the team standings with 41 first place points. Colby won the event with 14 points. Bowdoin placed second with 17 points and the University of Maine also received 17 points.
UMaine-Farmington closes out the month of January next Sunday with a Thompson Division giant slalom race at Mt. Abram.