Ski Team Does Well At Waterville Valley, N.H.
Jan. 26, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts men's ski team placed third out of 10 squads in the Giant Slalom with 328.06 points and fifth out of 10 teams in the Slalom with 547.71 points, while the women's ski team placed fourth out of 10 teams in the Slalom with 326.34 and placed second out of 10 teams in the Giant Slalom with 201.44 points all of which were held this weekend at the Plymouth State Carnival in Waterville Valley, N.H.
On the women's side, freshman Ashley Maxfield (Craftsbury Common, Vt.) won the Slalom out of 57 competitors with a two-run time of 1:39.58 and placed second in the Giant Slalom out of 54 competitors with a time of 1:06.16, narrowly missing out on first-place by about half a second. Sophomore Shaleighne Collins (North Reading, Mass.) turned in the next best Slalom run of the afternoon with a 19th place showing and a time of 1:52.19. In the Giant Slalom, which started under -29º temps, sophomore captain Caitlin Doughty (North Quincy, Mass.) placed fourth with a 1:06.76 showing, while Collins turned in a 10th place finish of 1:08.52.
At the conclusion of the weekend, the men's ski team currently stands in fifth place of the Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference with 17 points. The women's ski team is currently tied for first-place with Colby-Sawyer as each team has eight points. Complete Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference Standings are below. The UMass ski teams return to action this weekend, January 31 and Feb. 1, as they to Lincoln, N.H. and Loon Mountain for the Brown Carnival.
1. Massachusetts (8 points), 1. Colby-Sawyer (8), 3. Brown (9), 4. Boston College (17), 5. Plymouth State (18), 6. Smith (24), 7. Saint Anselm (31), 8. Babson (32), 9. MIT (33), 10.
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