Wildcats in 11th Place through three days at NCAA Skiing Championships

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Elizabeth Izzo

BOZEMAN, Mont.Elizabeth Izzo (Lake Placid, N.Y.) recorded the fastest time among University of New Hampshire Nordic skiers at Bohart Ranch Cross Country Ski Center on Friday as the Wildcats moved into 11th place overall with one day of alpine racing remaining at the 2012 NCAA Skiing Championships, hosted by Montana State University.

The Wildcats have accumulated 193.5 points, while front-running Vermont has totaled 614 points to hold a commanding lead over second-place Utah (522). Dartmouth (510), Colorado (495) and Montana State (405.5) round out the top five.

Izzo completed the 15K classic in 57 minute, 5.1 seconds to finish in 18th place for 22 points. Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) placed 23rd (17 points) in 57:27.0, and Tristan Ramey (Anchorage, Alaska) notched 33rd place in 1 hour, 57.0 minutes for seven points.

Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden), the only UNH men's Nordic skier competing at the NCAAs, finished the 20K classic in 1:00:53.2 for 29th place (11 points).

The NCAAs wrap up Saturday with alpine racing at Bridger Bowl. The women's slalom first run begins at 11:30 a.m. (EST) followed by the first run of men's slalom at 12:30 p.m. (EST). Live web streaming of the event is available at www.ncaa.com/liveschedule. For more information on the UNH ski team, visit www.unhwildcats.com or www.unhskiing.com.

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