The Edgewise/Winterfell/EISA Leader Bib is worn by the highest ranked EISA skier in each event in the current season. The season long champion in each event is awarded the Edgewise/Winterfell/EISA Leader Bib at the completion of the EISA Championship.
Lead once again by Alex Dlouhy’s victory in the women’s
slalom, Dartmouth overturned UVM’s lead after the giant slalom to finish top of
the overall team standings after the alpine portion of the UVM carnival. It was
a tough day for many in both races as Stowe provided the most challenging
snow surface seen in the EISA thus far.
Dartmouth's Alex Dlouhy
First-year Dlouhy won her third straight slalom, over two
seconds faster than her teammate Foreste Peterson and over three seconds beyond
Plymouth’s Freydis Einarsdotter in
third. It looked like Dartmouth were going to sweep the podium after the first
run, but Einarsdotter and Colby’s Mardi Haskell put down fast second runs to
finish third and fourth at the expense of Dartmouth’s Kelly Moore, who ended the
race in the fifth position. UNH’s Randa Teschner followed up her eighth place
in Friday’s GS by finishing sixth. Behind her were two newcomers to the top 10
as Williams’ Hannah Hunsaker and Bates’ Hannah Johnson finished seventh and eighth.
Caroline Bartlett led Middlebury in ninth after starting bib 26, and Denis
Darquis was UVM’s sole finisher in tenth.
It was a good day for the Colby women, who finished in their
highest position as a team, taking second behind Dartmouth, just ahead of Maine
rivals Bates in third.
UVM's Max Roeisland
On the men’s side, UVM’s Max Roeisland won for the second
day in a row in front of teammate Dom Garand, who posted the fastest second run
to jump from fourth to second. Dartmouth’s Brian Mclaughlin had a breakout day
to finish third from bib 43, tying with UVM’s Bobby Farrell to share the final
podium spot. Thomas Woolson followed his teammate Mclaughlin in fifth, and
Guillaume Grand led Saint Michaels to a third place team finish by placing
sixth. In an unprecedented second tie in the top 10, Middlebury’s Colin Hayes
and UNH’s Bryan Cookson both finished seventh. Middlebury’s Ghassan Gedeon-Achi
had the fifth fastest second run from bib 26 to finish ninth, and Chris Steinke
of UNH rounded out the top 10. As Stowe’s Main Street course claimed close to
30 percent of the field, many of the fifteen fastest finishers made significant
strides from their start positions. Saint Michael’s Kevin Krone finished
eleventh from bib 35, and UVM’s Gabriel Coulet and Williams’ Bryan Bailey halved
their start positions by finishing fourteenth and fifteenth, respectively.
The alpine circuit takes a week off next weekend as the nordic
component of the UVM carnival continues, but the alpine action will resume for
the Dartmouth Carnival on February 12 and 13.