WEST FARMINGTON, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington alpine ski team ranked sixth at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Reynolds Division Duel Slalom Race on Saturday afternoon, hosted at Titcomb Mountain.
Jedidiah Stevens led the Beavers with an 11th place finish and had a combined time of 1:19.35. Jeremy Demers came in 15th and trailed Stevens by four seconds. Jacob Violette nearly topped Demers as he closed the race at 1:25.03 in 20th place. Mitchell Golas raced his way to 22nd and finished the event with a time of 1:27.70. Matt Lulofs rounded out UMF's scoring in 27th place (1:32.14).
On the men's leaderboard, UMF came in sixth with 46 first place points and trailed Bowdoin by eight points for a top five finish. The University of Maine won the even with 13 points.
In the women's race, Paige Butterfield had the best run for the Beavers at 1:26.36 and came in 16th place out of 33 qualified racers.
Titcomb Mountain also hosted the USCSA Katadhim Nordic Sprint/10K Race, where UMF placed second behind Bates College.
Calen Mendall placed second in the men's results with a time of 4:04.548. Bryce Neal followed in third place with a time of 4:25.314. In the women's final standings, Alisha Labbe ranked sixth overall with a time of 4:44.713 and Ellie Pinto came in eighth (6:33.599). Bates' Ben Palmer won the event with an overall time of 3:56.411.
The UMaine-Farmington alpine team returns to the slopes on Sunday at Black Mountain. The snowboard team opens its season with a boardercross and skiercross race at Sugarloaf.