Beavers open season at Sunday River

Beavers open season at Sunday River

NEWRY, Maine -- The University of Maine at Farmington men's and women's Alpine skiing teams opened their seasons this weekend with slalom racing with the Thompson Division at Sunday River.

The Beavers' competition included 'A' team competition from WPI, Tufts University, Boston University, College of the Holy Cross, Connecticut College and University of Maine.

Jacquelyn Reis (Bethel, Maine) led the UMF women's team with a pair of third-place finishes.

On Sunday, Reis turned in a two-run time of 1:45.94 to finish behind Tufts' Chelsea Stevens (1:38.86) and St. Lawrence's Bond Longley (1:43.38).

Marisa Hanning (Hebron, Maine) placed 23rd in 2:07.51 for UMF, while Meghan Donovan (Westborough, Mass.) followed in 27th at 2:15.68.

On Saturday, Reis finished in 1:51.71 to claim another top-three finish, behind Stevens (1:45.61) and Boston University's Brooke Robertson (1:48.98).

Hanning cracked the top 20 at 2:12.70 with Donovan placing 24th in 2:15.57.

In the men's racing, UMF individual racers found their way into the top 10 on both days.

On Sunday, Josh Cooley (Vassalboro, Maine) and David Berthiaume (Allenstown, N.H.) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, for the Beavers. Cooley finished in 1:40.74 with Berthiaume clocking in at 1:42.22. University of New Hampshire's Nicholas Thimm won in 1:31.36.

On Saturday, Alex Rose (Fayette, Maine) came in 10th place to pace the Beavers with a time of 1:47.14. Lucas Winthrop of UNH was first in 1:36.18.

Cooley placed 18th in 1:59.79.