UMF men first, women third, at USCSA Thompson Division Sunday River slalom

UMF men first, women third, at USCSA Thompson Division Sunday River slalom

NEWRY, Maine -- The University of Maine at Farmington men's ski team finished first among seven teams while the women were third at Saturday's USCSA Thompson Division slalom event at Sunday River.

Alex Rose (Fayette, Maine) paced the UMF men with a total time of 1:05.77, and finished first overall among "A" racers in the event. Josh Cooley (Vassalboro, Maine) was fourth overall in 1:12.07, while David Berthiaume (Allentown, N.H.) rounded out the list of scoring racers with his fifth place time of 1:13.10.

Overall, the Beavers posted a combined tie of 3:30.94. WPI was second (3:49.38), followed by Tufts (4:14.93), Boston University (4:56.41), Holy Cross (5:13.36), Connecticut College (5:14.48), and Trinity (5:51.07).

Maria Bjoerk (Falun, Sweden) captured an individual first place finish in the women's slalom race with a time of 1:06.06 – third-fastest time of the day down the course, male or female. Meghan Donovan (Westborough, Mass.) was seventh with a time of 1:25.63, while Natalie Dumont (Skowhegan, Maine) was 18th with an overall time of 1:53.83 for her two runs.

UMF logged a combined time of 4:25.52 in the women's slalom, trailing first place WPI (3:58.27) and Tufts (4:10.12) in the team standings. Holy Cross (5:29.34), Boston University (5:31.38), and Connecticut College (6:29.85) rounded out the field.

Competition continues on Sunday at Sunday River with the giant slalom races.

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