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Ski Teams Take Top Spots At Brown / UConn Carnival
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Beau Gibson won both of the races that he competed in, leading the Minutemen to first in the giant slalom and second in the slalom.

Beau Gibson won both of the races that he competed in, leading the Minutemen to first in the giant slalom and second in the slalom.

Feb. 3, 2003

LINCOLN, N.H. - Junior captain Beau Gibson (Oakland, Md.) placed first in both the giant slalom and slalom events to lead the UMass ski teams to first and second place finishes in the Brown/UConn Carnival held at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, N.H., Feb. 1-2.

With times of 1:13.75 in the slalom and 54.75 in the giant slalom, Gibson was almost a full second ahead of the second-place finisher in both races. His strong individual effort, coupled with solid finishes by junior Dave Pomeroy (Winthrop, Mass.) and graduate student Nick Kulkarni (Troy, Mich.), led the Minutemen to a first-place team finish in the giant slalom, and second-place as a team in the slalom. Pomeroy ended his weekend in sixth place in the giant slalom with a time of 55.81, after skiing to a time of 1:15.97 in the slalom, good enough for 13th the day before. Kulkarni finished ninth in the slalom and 12th in the giant slalom, with times of 1:15.97 and 56.45, respectively.

The women's team also took top spots this weekend, winning the slalom and finishing second in the giant slalom. Leading the Minutewomen were senior Carolyn Lewenberg (Newton, Mass.), sophomore Nikki Smith (Okemos, Mich.) and freshman Caitlin Doughty (Quincy, Mass.). Lewenberg finished fourth in both events, while Smith placed second in the giant slalom. Doughty placed third in the slalom as well. Senior captain Molly Lyon (Pittsfield, Mass.) also skied well, posting another top 15 finish in the slalom with a mark of 41.37, placing her 11th.

Halfway through the season, the women's team is currently in first place in the MacConnell Cup standings. They are eight points ahead of second-place Boston College, and 11 points in front of third-place Colby-Sawyer. The men's team finds itself in second, behind Colby-Sawyer by only four points.

Up next for the UMass Ski Teams is the Boston College Carnival held at Mount Ascutney in Brownsville, Vt. Feb. 8-9. The races begin at 9:30 a.m., with the slalom taking place on Saturday and the giant slalom on Sunday.



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