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UMass Skiing Finishes Fourth In Giant Slalom At MIT Carnival
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Matthew Small finished eighth in Saturday's Giant Slalom

Matthew Small finished eighth in Saturday's Giant Slalom

Jan. 31, 2009

Results

LINCOLN, N.H. - UMass Skiing competed in the Giant Slalom at the MIT Carnival Saturday at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, N.H. The women's squad finished in fourth place, just .31 seconds behind Plymouth State, while the men also skied to a fourth place team finish. UMass was led by Alex Zahoruiko (North Andover, Mass.) and Jamie Taloumis (Chicopee, Mass.), who finished third and fourth respectively. Both teams will return to the slopes tomorrow in the Slalom at the UMass Carnival on Pat's Peak.

Zahoruiko's third place finish with a time of 1:44.57 was just .34 seconds behind the first place finisher. Matthew Small (Shelburne Falls, Mass.) also had a successful day on the mountain, skiing to an eighth place finish with a time of 1:46.49. Tom Sampson (Plymouth, N.H.) placed 11th with a time of 1:47.07 while Travis Hopkins (North Andover, Mass.) finished 15th with a time of 1:47.40. Stefan Ogle (Pittsfield, Mass.) and Andrew Hawes (Concord, Mass.) finished 37th and 38th, respectively.

Talmouis finished with a time of 1:49.33 for the women, while Emily Shilletto (Toronto, Ont.) skied to a 10th place finish with a time of 1:50.94. Heidi Skinner (Westeron, Vt.) placed 14th with a time of 1:51.36, while Abby Nolan (Duxbury, Mass.) finished 19th (1:51.77). Amy Gifford (Readfield, Maine) placed 21st for the Minutewomen with a time of 1:51.99 with Lauren Levey (Mequon, Wis.) finishing 35th (1:55.24).

 

 

Men's Conference Standings:
1. Plymouth State
2. Colby-Sawyer
3. Massachusetts
4. Boston College
5. Babson
6. St. Anselm's
7. UConn
8. MIT
9. Brown

Women's Conference Standings:
1. Colby-Sawyer
2. Plymouth State
3. Boston College
4. Brown
5. Massachusetts
6. Smith
7. St. Anselm's
8. UConn
9. Babson
10. MIT

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