Rush Hawkins wins the men's Slalom at the Boston College Carnival
Feb. 11, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. - On the men's side, freshman Rush Hawkins (Shelburne, Mass.) won the Slalom and finished second in the Giant Slalom to extend his impressive start to the year. Hawkins has placed in the top three of every race he has finished (including five first place showings). In the Slalom he placed first out of 69 competitors with a two-run time of 1:40.41 helping the men's team to a third place finish. In the Giant Slalom, he placed second out of 66 competitors with a two-run time of 1:39.25 helping the men's team to a fifth place finish.
Individually in the Slalom, Hawkins' win was more than two seconds faster than the next closest competitor who turned in a time of 1:42.83. Senior captain David Pomeroy (Winthrop, Mass.) placed eighth overall with a time of 1:45.12 while sophomore Patrick Bachant (Hubbardston, Mass.) placed 16th with a time of 1:47.34. In the Giant Slalom, Hawkins placed second with a two-run time of 1:38.48. Pomeroy placed sixth with a time of 1:42.00 while senior Nate Barr (Acton, Mass.) placed 22nd with a time of 1:45.85.
The UMass men's and women's ski teams both return to action this weekend as they travel to Mount Sunapee in Newbury, Vt., for the Colby-Sawyer Slalom Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 14. On Sunday, Feb. 15 the teams will travel to Pat's Peak in Henniker, Vt. for the Saint Anselm Giant Slalom Carnival.
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