Ski Teams Close Out Season at USCSA Nationals
March 8, 2004
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME - The University of Massachusetts women's ski team placed third out of 18 teams, while the men tied for fourth out of 19 teams at the USCSA Nationals held over the past four days on Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett, Maine. Individually, each team also had a first team all-american selection.
On the men's side, freshman Rush Hawkins (Shelburne, Mass.) placed second out of 86 competitors in the Giant Slalom with a two-run time of 2:08.31. He was named first team All-America selection in the Giant Slalom.
Also turning in an outstanding performance was senior captain David Pomeroy (Winthrop, Mass.) who finished 19 with a two-run time of 2:15.63 in the Giant Slalom, and finished 14 out of 84 competitors in the Slalom with a two-run time of 1:37.78. Those efforts were good enough for Pomeroy to place the 13th best combined male showing of the weekend. Additionally, he was named a first team All-America selection in the men's GS and a second team All-America selection in the men's individual combined events.
Also turning in impressive times at the competition were sophomores Marc Epstein (Carlisle, Mass.) who placed 36th in the Giant Slalom with a two-run time of 2:21.41 and Patrick Bachant (Hubbardston, Mass.) who tied for 19th in the Slalom with a two-run time of 1:39.64. Senior Nate Barr (Acton, Mass.) closed out the UMass scoring in the Slalom as he finished 54 with a two-run time of 1:52.17. Bachant was also named a second team All-America selection as well in the men's Slalom.
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