Bobcats impress in slalom at Williams Winter Carnival
Leo Menard ’08
Megan Papineau ’09
JIMINY PEAK, Mass. — Bates sophomore Emily Sampson and junior Dan Loman each finished ninth in the slalom on Saturday at the Williams College Winter Carnival, leading the Bobcat alpine ski team on the carnival’s second day.
Bates’ combined alpine and Nordic ski teams finished the carnival in sixth place out of 14 teams, with 639 points.
Sampson (Plymouth, N.H.) had a two-run combined time of 1:46.39 to place ninth out of 56 skiers in the women’s slalom. Sophomore teammate Liz Thompson (Rangeley, Maine) was close behind in 12th place, while sophomore Megan Papineau (Keene, N.Y.) placed 33rd.
Papineau led the women’s team in the giant slalom on Friday, coming in ninth out of 56 competitors with a combined time of 1:58.72. Also among the top 31 for Bates were junior Whitney Fahy (Carrabassett Valley, Maine) in 14th, Sampson in 22nd, Thompson in 24th and first-year Allison Martini (Fair Haven, N.J.) in 31st.
Loman (Killington, Vt.) had a two-run combined time of 1:39.72 on the slalom, coming in ninth out of 60 skiers. Junior Kevin Berry (Portsmouth, N.H.) came in 19th and junior Jake Hardy (Farmington, Maine) was 23rd.
In Friday’s giant slalom, junior Leo Menard (Portland, Maine) had the second fastest run of any competitor, 53.87 seconds, helping him to 14th place out of 60 skiers. Loman came in 27th and junior Matt Brockman (Sudbury, Mass.) finished 33rd.
The regular season wraps up next weekend at the Middlebury Carnival.