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Men's Skiing Prepares For NCAA Regionals
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Men's skiing returns to action with the NCAA Eastern Regionals on Feb. 27th.

Men's skiing returns to action with the NCAA Eastern Regionals on Feb. 27th.

Feb. 16, 2004

AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman Rush Hawkins (Shelburne, Mass.) won the Giant Slalom out of 67 competitors with a two-race time of 1:49.19, more than two seconds faster than the second-place finisher who checked in at 1:51.47. The win was Hawkins sixth first place finish out of nine races he has finished this year, and fourth victory in the GS. Sophomore Patrick Bachant (Hubbardston, Mass.) finished 11 overall with a two-run time of 1:54.55 and senior captain David Pomeroy (Winthrop, Mass.) who finished 13 overall with a two-run time of 1:54.65. As a team the men placed fourth in the GS with a score of 577.19.

In the slalom, Pomeroy turned in the top UMass performance with a sixth place finish out of 62 entrants with a two-race time of 1:40.08 while Hawkins was close behind with an eighth place finish time of 1:41.20. Bachant also placed among the top-15 with an 11 place finished time of 1:41.77 helping the men's team to a third place showing as a team with 519.08 points.

Individually, Hawkins leads the MacConnell Division in the men's individual standings with 197 net points, while Maxfield leads the women's individual leaderboard with 199 net points. As a team, the UMass women currently sit in first place out of 10 teams in the Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference with 22 points, while the men are fifth out of 10 teams with 44 points.

UMass men's skiing returns to action on Friday, Feb. 27 with the NCAA Eastern Regionals held at the Snow Bowl in Middlebury, Vt.



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