Rockwell 24th, Dunleavy 32nd in slalom at NCAAs
HANCOCK, Vt. — Bates junior Anne Rockwell finished strong in her first NCAA Championship appearance, taking 24th place, while sophomore teammate Avril Dunleavy came in 32nd on Friday, the final day of alpine competition at the NCAA National Collegiate Skiing Championships.
Rockwell (Greenville, Maine) stood in 20th place at the completion of the first runs, with her time of 51.34 seconds. Her second run of 50.54 seconds was the 25th fastest in the field, for a combined time of 1:41.88.
Dunleavy (Salt Lake City, Utah) endured a mishap on her first run, which immediately took her out of contention for a competitive time in that run or overall. The All-East selection, making her second NCAA appearance in as many years, rebounded with a solid 50.84-second final run to take 32nd place at 2:07.15.
Rockwell and Dunleavy represented two of the only six women’s alpine skiers from Division III institutions.
With one day remaining at NCAAs, Bates’ combined Nordic and alpine teams remain in 16th place among 21 participating teams, with 47.5 points. The four-day national championships conclude on Saturday with women’s 15K and men’s 20K Nordic races at Rikert Touring Center. Bates will be represented by sophomore Hallie Grossman (South Woodstock, Vt.) in the women’s race and junior Jordan Buetow (Fairbanks, Alaska) in the men’s race.
Audio Slide Show: “Race like you train, and train like you race.” Below, team members Dunleavy and sophomore Emily Bamford ’15 discuss alpine skiing at Bates.