LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The University of Maine at Farmington ski and snowboard team had three racers compete on Wednesday in the second day of the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championship, hosted at Whiteface Mountain.
In the men's freeski slopestyle event, Vaughn Keenhold (Braintree, Vt./Randolph Union) placed 31st overall out of 47 qualified skiers. Keenhold's best run of the day came on his opening trial when he received a score of 44.33. As UMF battled the warm temperatures and rough terrain, the team managed to come away with a 13th place finish in the team standings.
In the women's nordic 7.5-kilometer race, Alisha Labbe (Turner, Maine/Leavitt) duplicated her performance from Tuesday by placing 27th overall with a time of 32:04.03.
In the men's nordic 7.5-kilometer race, Calen Mendall (Manchester, Maine/Home School) came in 45th place with a time of 31:06.4. Bryce Neal (New Gloucester, Maine/Gray-New Gloucester) followed Mendall in 48th place at 31.37.1.
UMaine-Farmington will continue action at the USCSA National Championship on Thursday.