LYME CENTER, N.H. & CRAFTSBURY, Vt. – The University of New Hampshire skiing team registered second-place finishes in three of Saturday's four races –the men's and women's slalom and the men's 20K classic — as the Wildcats placed third at the Dartmouth Carnival.
UNH totaled 710 points to place behind Vermont (1,018 points) and Dartmouth (853) in the 16-team Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) carnival.
The women's alpine team amassed 99 points in SL at Dartmouth Skiway. Randa Teschner (Petawawa, Ontario) clocked in at 1 minute, 45.98 seconds for third place and 44 points. Katie Farrow (Toronto, Ontario) crossed the finish line in 1:48.12 for 13th place (28 points), and Celine Guilmineau (Edwards, Colo.) placed 14th (27 points) in 1:48.44. Dartmouth won women's slalom with 108 points.
Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) posted a sixth-place time of 1:43.05 for 39 of the Wildcats' 100 team points in men's SL. Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) tallied an eighth-place time of 1:43.30 for 37 points, and Kris Hopkins (North Andover, Mass.) collected 24 points with a 19th-place time of 1:45.37. UVM won men's SL with 141 points.
At Craftsbury Nordic Center, the 1-2 punch of Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) and Eirik Fosnaes (Hovik, Norway) powered the men's Nordic team to 96 points in the 20K classic. Lindgren finished fifth in 57 minutes, 41.5 seconds (39 points), with Fosnaes crossing the line in 57:45.8 for sixth (37 points). Johnny Springer (Jackson, Wyo.) secured 23rd place (20 points) in 59:53.0. Vermont scored 138 points for the race win.
The UNH women's Nordic team finished in fifth place (74 points) in the 15K classic, which was won by UVM (131). Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.) logged her second top-10 of the weekend by finishing eighth (51:30.3/33 points). Katrin Larusson (Truckee, Calif.) finished in 53:17.4 for 21st place (22 points), and Lizzie Gill (Bozeman, Mont.) picked up 19 points courtesy of her 24th-place finish (53:36.9).
The Wildcats head to the Williams Carnival on Feb. 14-15. Alpine races will take place at Jiminy Peak, with Nordic events scheduled for Prospect Mountain.
For more information on the UNH skiing program, visit www.unhwildcats.com.
Photo courtesy Dustin Satloff/EISA