CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine -- Alex Rose (Fayette, Maine) and Sam Ricker (Turner, Maine) each clocked top-five finishes in the giant slalom to propel the University of Maine at Farmington men's Alpine skiing team into second place at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Eastern Regionals today at Sugarloaf USA.
The regionals continue on Sunday with slalom racing at 10 a.m. at Sugarloaf. The top five teams qualify for the USCSA National Championships on March at Sunday River.
Castleton State College posted the top team score with eight points followed by the Beavers (13), Babson College (17), Northeastern University (24) and University of Massachusetts (24). Twelve teams are competing for a berth to nationals.
Northeastern's Robert Visconti won the race with a time of 52.16 with Castleton's Patrick Burke at 52.65 finishing as runner-up. Rose was third at 53.16 followed by Ricker in fourth at 53.78. Josh Cooley (Vassalboro, Maine) placed 17th to complete the Beavers' scoring at 57.11.
On the women's side, UMF sits in eighth place out of 13 teams after the giant slalom.
Brown University leads the field with five points with Clarkson University (18), UMass (23), St. Anselm's College (26) and University of Connecticut (28). The Beavers have 48 points.
Brown's Nika Mosenthal was the top finisher at 55.89. Jacquelyn Reis led UMF with a seventh-place finish with a time of 56.82. Marisa Hanning (Hebron, Maine) in 38th at 1:05.07 and Meghan Donovan (Westborough, Mass.) in 48th at 1:10.50 rounded out the Beavers' scoring.
|Alex Rose||Sam Ricker||Josh Cooley||Jacquelyn Reis||Marisa Hanning|