UMF men's Alpine skiing qualifies for USCSA Nationals

UMF men's Alpine skiing qualifies for USCSA Nationals

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine -- The University of Maine at Farmington men's Alpine skiing team finished fifth at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Eastern Regional Championships at Sugarloaf this weekend.

With the top-five finish, the Beavers qualify for the USCSA National Championships on March 5-10 at Sunday River.

After finishing second in the giant slalom Saturday, the UMF men's squad overcame tough conditions to place seventh in the slalom today.

Josh Cooley (Vassalboro, Maine) led the UMF men's team with a 17th-place finish in 1:28.72 followed by Alex Rose (Fayette, Maine) in 26th at 1:33.92 and David Berthiaume (Allenstown, N.H.) in 29th at 1:39.37. Cooley was the only UMF skier to enjoy two clean runs.

Clarkson's Jean-Philippe Phaneuf won the competition with a time of 1:21.73.

On the women's side, Jacquelyn Reis (Falmouth, Maine) finished 18th at 1:31.59. Meghan Donovan (Westborough, Mass.) came in 46th at 1:57.42 and Liz Sargent (Trenton, Maine) was 51st in 2:17.38 to complete the Beavers' scoring.

Brown University's Kia Mosenthal earned the top spot for the women at 1:22.53.

 Josh Cooley  Alex Rose  Jacquelyn Reis  Meghan Donovan  Liz Sargent