Bates alpine team led by women’s showing in slalom
STOWE, Vt. — A fourth-place standing out of 10 teams highlighted the Bates College alpine ski team’s performances at the UVM Winter Carnival.
Bates finished sixth out of 12 teams overall combined alpine and Nordic, with 507.5 points, behind Vermont, Middlebury, Dartmouth, New Hampshire and Williams, and ahead of Colby, St. Lawrence, Harvard, Bowdoin, St. Michael’s and Colby-Sawyer.
Liz Thompson (Rangeley, Maine) and Whitney Fahy (Carrabassett Valley, Maine) finished 12th and 13th, respectively, out of 45 finishers in Saturday’s slalom event, to power Bates. Thompson’s two-run combined time was 1:33.63, and Fahy’s was 1:34.09.
Emily Sampson (Plymouth, N.H.) was 17th and Perry Kleeman (Litchfield, Conn.) was 32nd to aid the Bobcats’ cause.
The Bates women were sixth out of 10 teams in Friday’s giant slalom, led by Fahy’s 12th-place combined time of 2:19.18. Thompson was 17th out of 40 finishers, and Kleeman was 23rd.
The Bates men were sixth out of 10 teams in the giant slalom, led by sophomore Leo Menard (Biddeford, Maine), who placed ninth out of 39 finishers in 2:12.50. Dan Loman (Killington, Vt.) came in 19th, and Kevin Berry (North Hampton, N.H.) placed 31st.
The men were seventh in the slalom, with senior Sean McKenna (Manchester, N.H.) leading the way in 23rd place out of 46 finishers. Loman and Menard weren’t far behind in 26th and 27th, respectively.
Bates’ ski teams will compete at the Dartmouth Carnival next weekend in Hanover, N.H.