LAKE PLACID, N.Y. –University of Maine at Farmington snowboarders Angelica Horne (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore) and Whitney LeMay (Woodbridge, Va./Home School) placed in the top ten in the women's boardercross event at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) on Friday afternoon.
Horne came in fifth place with a time of 48.78 in her time trial. LeMay followed closely in seventh place after she was timed at 49.47. With Horne and LeMay claiming solid times, UMF placed third in the team standings with 53 points by holding off the University of Virginia with 57 points.
In the men's nordic one and a half kilometer classic sprint qualifying race, Calen Mendall (Manchester, Maine/Home School) placed 22nd overall out of 51 qualified racers. Mendall raced his way to the finish with a time of 4:12.7 and just missed out on advancing into the finals by eight seconds. The finals bracket is comprised of the top 20 racers in the qualifying heat. Bryce Neal (New Gloucester, Maine/Gray-New Gloucester) placed 41st in the qualifier and crossed the line at 4:42.6.
In the women's nordic one and a half kilometer classic sprint qualifying race, Alisha Labbe (Turner, Maine/Leavitt) came in 33rd place with a time of 5:44.9.
UMaine-Farmington was categorized as a "team on the move" by USCSA announcer Boss Hogg on the podium during the post-event ceremony.