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Women's Skiing plowed over its opponents over the weekend.

Women's Skiing plowed over its opponents over the weekend.

Feb. 2, 2004

AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman Ashley Maxfield (Craftsbury Common, Vt.) won both the Slalom and Giant Slalom races to help the University of Massachusetts women's ski team place first out of 10 teams in both the MIT Slalom Carnival on Saturday afternoon at Loon Mountain and the Brown University Giant Slalom Carnival on Sunday afternoon at Tenney Mountain.

Maxfield placed first out of 47 competitors in the Slalom with a two-run time of 1:49.62. In the Giant Slalom she beat out 50 competitors for first-place with a two-run time of 1:41.22. The wins mark the third consecutive week Maxfield has finished first in the Slalom while the GS victory was her first of the season after finishing second the last two weeks.

Sophomore Shaleighne Collins (North Reading, Mass.) also turned in a top-10 performance in the Slalom with a two-run time of 1:57.67 placing her eighth. In the Giant Slalom, sophomore captain Caitlin Doughty (North Quincy) turned in a fourth-place finish with a time of 1:43.49, while freshman Jennifer Barranger (Lanesboro, Mass.) had a solid showing with a time of 1:47.50 ranking her 11th.

The men's team had a tough outing as they finished 10th out of 10 teams in the Slalom, but rebounded Sunday with a second-place finish in the Giant Slalom. Freshman Rush Hawkins (Shelborne, Mass.) led the way in the Slalom as he placed third out of 52 competitors with a two-run time of 1:44.44. Junior Kevin Collins (North Reading, Mass.) also did well finishing 13th with a time of 1:53.90. In the Giant Slalom, Hawkins finished first out of 60 participants with a two-run time of 1:34.97. Senior captain David Pomeroy (Winthrop, Mass.) finished ninth with a time of 1:38.97.

Hawkins has placed in the top three in every race he has finished for the Minutemen (including four first-place showings), with a DQ in the first race of the season serving as his only blemish on the year.

Both teams return to action next weekend, February 7th, with the Boston College Winter Carnival at Ascutney Mountain (Vt.), with the slalom on Saturday and the GS on Sunday.



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