BOZEMAN, Mont. – Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) headlined a quartet of University of New Hampshire Nordic skiers who competed on Wednesday's opening day of the four-day 2012 NCAA Skiing Championships, hosted by Montana State University. Guiney's 30th-place finish in the 5K freestyle helped the Wildcats finish the day in 16th place.
Guiney crossed the finish line in a time of 16 minutes, 8.5 seconds to register 10 of UNH's 19 combined team points. Elizabeth Izzo (Lake Placid, N.Y.) tallied six points by finishing in 34th place (16:31.4), and Tristan Ramey (Anchorage, Alaska) placed 38th in 16:50.8 for two points.
Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden), who is the only member of the men's Nordic team to qualify for the NCAAs, finished the 10K free in 29:02.1 for 39th place (one point).
Dartmouth is the overall leader with 214 points, followed by Vermont (183), Utah (179) and Montana State (176).
Nordic skiing at Bohart Ranch Cross Country Ski Center steps aside Thursday, March 8, as alpine racing takes center stage at Bridger Bowl. The women's giant slalom begins at 11:30 a.m. (EST) and the men's giant slalom is slated to start at 3 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.