Björk and Jacques go 1-2 in women’s slalom, while Cooley paces the men

Björk and Jacques go 1-2 in women’s slalom, while Cooley paces the men

GREENWOOD, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington freshmen Maria Bjoerk (Falun, Sweden) and Lindsay Jacques (Jay, Maine) finished 1-2 in the women's slalom at Saturday's USCSA Thompson Division slalom at Mount Abram ski hill.

Bjoerk posted a combined time of 1:17.70 with the fastest time in each run, while Jacques' two runs yielded a combined time of 1:21.09. Meghan Donovan (Westborough, Mass.) rounded out UMF's three countable times with a combined time of 1:44.07, finishing 12th among "A" competitors.

Those three times allowed UMF to finish first overall in the slalom, with a team total time of 4:22.86. Trailing Farmington were WPI (4:30.86), Tufts (5:03.52), Boston University (5:21.72), Holy Cross (5:37.64), Connecticut College (6:19.74), UMaine (7:16.83), and Trinity (7:26.70).

In the men's slalom, Josh Cooley (Vassalboro, Maine) was second among "A" competitors with a combined time of 1:22.89, while David Berthiaume (Allentown, N.H.) was sixth with a time of 1:25.58. Cody Boivan (Bethel, Maine) was eighth with a time of 1:31.42, to round out UMF's top three skiers.

As a team, UMaine-Farmington finished second with a total time of 4:19.89. WPI won the slalom with a time of 4:12.18, while Boston University (4:29.58), Tufts (5:24.36), Connecticut College (5:43.54), Holy Cross (5:53.24), and Trinity (6:12.85).

Competition concludes at Mount Abram on Sunday with the giant slalom races.

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