AUBURN, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington Ski Team won the men's overall team competition over the University of Maine by a narrow margin at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) event held at Lost Valley on Sunday afternoon.
Alex Rose and Samuel Ricker guided the UMF Ski Team to a victory by finishing as the top two racers in the Men's Giant Slalom. Rose finished with an event-best time of 39:57. Ricker followed with a combined time of 40:14, beating Maine's Jeremy Leavitt by 38-tenths of a second. Sebastien Dumont was the difference-maker for the Beavers with a 10th place finish. Dumont's time of 43:58 gave UMF the win by half of a second.
In the Women's Giant Slalom, it took a better second run by UMF's Lindsay Jacques to top as the best skier today. Jacques ran a 21:22 on her first run and improved with a time of 20:26 in her second run for a combined time of 42:18. Maine's Marissa Roberts surrendered the top spot after the first run to Jacques with an overall time of 42:33.
UMaine-Farmington will compete at Sunday River next weekend with a pair of USCSA Thompson Division events on Saturday and Sunday.