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UMass Ski Teams First and Second At Eastern Regional Championships
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Beau Gibson was named eastern regional champion after his first-place finish in the giant slalom and third-place in the slalom.

Beau Gibson was named eastern regional champion after his first-place finish in the giant slalom and third-place in the slalom.

Feb. 25, 2003

waterville valley, N.H. - The University of Massachusetts women's ski team won the USCSA Eastern Regional Championship with their victories in the giant slalom and slalom events held at Waterville Valley, N.H., Feb. 23-24. The men finished second in the giant slalom and third in the slalom, to earn a second-place overall finish.

Leading the way for UMass was junior captain Beau Gibson (Oakland, Md.) for the men, and senior Carolyn Lewenberg (Newton, Mass.) on the women's side. Gibson won the giant slalom event, posting a time of 1:30.54, while his time of 1:26.41 placed him third in the slalom. Lewenberg was victorious in the slalom event, registering a time of 1:29.46. She finished third in the giant slalom, posting a time of 1:36.24. The efforts of both skiers earned them individual regional championship titles.

Nikki Smith (Okemos, Mich.) won the giant slalom event for the women's squad, posting a time of 1:34.43. She scored points for the team in the slalom event as well with a ninth-place finish. Freshman Caitlin Doughty (Quincy, Mass.) also played a role in the first-place team effort, finishing sixth in the giant slalom. Senior captain Molly Lyon (Pittsfield, Mass.) contributed to the win in the slalom event, posting a time of 1:34.71, good enough for 12th. Freshmen Shaleigne Collins (North Reading, Mass.) and Lisbet Rauh (Princeton, Mass.) also skied for the Minutewomen. Rauh competed in the slalom, placing 22nd, while Collins appeared in the giant slalom and finished 18th.

On the men's side, junior Dave Pomeroy (Winthrop, Mass.) and graduate student Nick Kulkarni (Troy, Mich.) both skied well, scoring points for the Minutemen in each event. Pomeroy finished sixth in the giant slalom and 17th in the slalom. Kulkarni placed 13th in the slalom and 15th in the giant slalom. Senior Jay Robbins (Pittsfield, Mass.) and senior Chris Pomeroy (Winthrop, Mass.) also skied in the giant slalom, placing 16th and tied for 17th, respectively. Other Minutemen competing in the slalom included freshman Patrick Bachant (Hubbardston, Mass.) and Robbins, finishing 18th and 56th, respectively.



Both the men's and women's squads have qualified for national competition. They will travel Truckee, Calif., on March 3 to begin the USCSA National Championship. The roster of Massachusetts skiers traveling to this event will be identical to that of the regional competition.

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