Rose leads UMF finishers at USCSA Eastern giant slalom

Rose leads UMF finishers at USCSA Eastern giant slalom

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine -- University of Maine at Farmington junior Alex Rose finished fourth overall out of 46 competitors who completed two runs at the USCSA Eastern Championship giant slalom event, Saturday afternoon at Sugarloaf.

Rose turned in the sixth-fastest time in the first run with a mark of 52.51, and followed with a time of 53.07 in the second run to finish fifth. With a combined time of 1:45.58, Rose beat out the fifth-place finisher, Northeastern's Julian Scherding, by 10 one-hundredths of a second.

Geoff Ballou (2:02.16) and Sean McCoy (2:05.85) rounded out the list of UMaine-Farmington finishers with two good runs, as the Beavers placed seventh out of 18 teams. Both David Berthiaume and Sebastien Dumont failed to complete their second run.

In the women's event, Meghan Donovan (2:27.22) and Marisa Hanning (2:28.66) finished 40th and 41st respectively. Lindsay Jacques, a probably top 10 finisher for UMaine-Farmington in the giant slalom, did not complete her first run in the event.

The USCSA Eastern Championship concludes Sunday at Sugarloaf with the slalom events.

Complete UMaine-Farmington finishes are listed below:

USCSA Eastern Championship giant slalom – Sugarloaf (Carrabassett Valley, Maine)
UMaine-Farmington results

40. Meghan Donovan 1:13.98 – 1:13.24 – 2:27.22
41. Marisa Hanning 1:13.48 – 1:15.18 – 2:28.66
UMaine-Farmington 10th out of 16 teams

4. Alex Rose 52.51 – 53.07 – 1:45.58
31. Geoff Ballou 1:00.32 – 1:01.84 – 2:02.16
34. Sean McCoy 1:03.19 – 1:02.66 – 2:05.85
UMaine-Farmington 7th out of 18 teams