RUMFORD, Maine -- University of Maine at Farmington alpine skier Jeremy Demers (Boscawen, N.H./Bishop Brady) raced his way to a top ten finish in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Reynolds Division alpine slalom race, hosted at Black Mountain.
Demers skied his way to an eighth place finish with a total time of 1:35.57. Mitchell Golas (Brookline, N.H./Brookline) followed Demers in 10th place with a combined time of 1:36.58. Mitchell's brother, Marshall Golas, trailed Marshall by only three seconds (1:39.92) for a 13th place finish. Alex Greenleaf (Livermore Falls, Maine/Spruce Mountain) came in 19th place overall (1:49:.22) and Matt Lulofs (Gray, Maine / Gray-New Gloucester) was right behind him in 20th place (1:49.78) to round out UMF's scoring.
On the team leaderboard, the Beavers placed fourth with 31 points. UMF was not too far away from a second place finish as Worcester Polytechnic Institute placed third with 27 points and Bowdoin grabbed the number two spot with 25 points. The University of Maine won the even with eight points.
The women's alpine team had a pair of top ten performances as well. Lindsey Jacques (Jay, Maine/Spruce Mountain) came in ninth place with an overall time of 1:49.12. Paige Butterfield (Jay, Maine/Spruce Mountain) trailed Jacques by two seconds (1:51.11) for 10th place.
The UMaine-Farmington alpine and nordic teams compete at Lost Valley on Saturday with the snowboard team competing at Shawnee Park.