Teschner Powers Skiing to Fourth Place at Colby Carnival

WATERVILLE & CARRABASSETT VALLEY, MaineRanda Teschner (Petawawa, Ontario) notched a fourth-place individual finish in slalom Saturday at Sugarloaf to power the University of New Hampshire women's alpine ski team to a runner-up finish in that race and an overall fourth-place result for the Wildcats at the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association's Colby Carnival. 

UNH totaled 620 points to place behind Vermont (1,012 points), Dartmouth (882) and Middlebury (682).

Teschner collected 41 of New Hampshire's 107 points in women's SL by clocking in at a combined 1 minute, 37.51 seconds. Freshman Katie Farrow (Toronto, Ontario) earned the first 29 points of her career courtesy of a sixth-place time of 1:39.99, and Laura Rozinowicz (Toronto, Ontario) followed up Friday's sixth-place finish in giant slalom with Saturday's 11th-place in SL (1:40.96/29 points). UVM won women's slalom with 141 points.

The men's alpine team finished fourth in slalom with 87 points. Jay Ogle (Pittsfield, Mass.) collected a top-10 finish by placing ninth in 1:30.22 (33 points). Geoff Bonewald (New London, N.H.) was a mere 0.04 seconds off Ogle's pace for 11th place (1:30.26/30 points), and Kris Hopkins (North Andover, Mass.) crossed the line in 1:31.40 for 18th place (24 points). Vermont won men's SL with 141 points.

At Quarry Road Recreation Area, Elizabeth Izzo (Lake Placid, N.Y.) was the top 'Cat on the women's Nordic team for the second straight day. The senior co-captain registered a 12th-place time of 29 minutes, 55.3 seconds in the 10K freestyle to accumulate 30 of the Wildcats' 71 team points (fourth place). Katrin Larusson (Truckee, Calif.) earned 28 points by clocking in at 30:04.5 for 15th place, and Emily Larson (Boulder, Colo.) received 13 points for her time of 31:16.6 (34th place). UVM took the 10K free victory with 135 points.

The men's Nordic trio of Eirik Fosnaes (Hovik, Norway), Johnny Springer (Jackson, Wyo.) and Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) were separated by fewer than eight seconds in the 15K free. Fosnaes finished in 26th place (39:06.2/18 points), Springer was 27th (39:07.7/17 points) and Lindgren was 28th (39:14.0/16 points). With 51 points, the Wildcats finished eighth in a race captured by UVM (122).

The EISA circuit heads to the UNH Carnival on Jan. 24-25. Cannon Mountain will play host to the alpine events, with giant slalom Friday and slalom Saturday. The Jackson Ski Touring Center will be the site of the women's 5K and men's 10K classical races Friday and the women's 10K/men's 15K skate mass start races Saturday.

For more information on the UNH skiing team, visit www.unhwildcats.com.

Photo Courtesy Dustin Satloff

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