SKI TEAM FINISHES IN NINTH PLACE FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
|ANYA CALDWELL BEAN|
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.
– Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro,
N.H.) and Dylan McGuffin (Northfield, N.H.) both
recorded a 29th-place finish to highlight Saturday’s final
day of action for the University of New Hampshire at the 2010
NCAA Skiing Championships, which were hosted by the University of
Colorado at Howelsen Hill. UNH finished in ninth place overall for
the second consecutive year.
The Wildcats compiled 27 points in Saturday’s Nordic free races to finish with a four-day total of 303 points. UNH was the third-highest finisher from the East, as Dartmouth College took fifth place (523 points) and University of Vermont was sixth (515.5). Denver University won the championship with a four-day total of 785.5 points.
Caldwell Bean completed the women‘s 15K free course in 45 minutes, 34.8 seconds to earn 11 points for the ‘Cats.
Natasha Kullas (Timmins, Ontario) also competed in the women’s 15K free and recorded the 35th -fastest time as she crossed the finish line in 47:11.7 to contribute five points to UNH’s total.
McGuffin, who garnered All-America accolades with a 10th-place finish in Thursday’s classic race, was UNH’s lone competitor in the men’s 20K free. He crossed the finish line with his time of 51:13.8 to also garner 11 points.
New Hampshire had a total of nine student-athletes competing at the 2010 NCAAs. In addition to these three Nordic skiers, the Wildcats had a full contingent of six alpine skiers.