For the second week in a row, Darmouth won both the men's and women’s team slalom on a day initially put in doubt by pre-race weather. The NCAA regional championships started slowly, with the race pushed back an hour because of snow. Many thanks must be said to all athletes, coaches, and especially the Middlebury race crew for making today happen.
|Middlebury's Rob Cone|
|Plymouth State's Freydis Einarsdotter|
In the women’s race, Laurence St. Germaine won her third straight EISA slalom, this time by 2.08 second over Plymouth State’s Freydis Einarsdotter. Einarsdotter skied extremely well at the bottom of the second run to jump from seventh to second. Dartmouth’s Kelly Moore made a similar move with her second run to claim third place, clipping Colby’s Mardi Haskell by only 0.01 seconds. Genevieve Frigon led a flurry of UNH skiers with her fifth place finish. Her teammates Lisa Wesjoe and Randa Teschner followed in seventh and eighth as UNH claimed second in the women’s team score. Alexa Dlouhy, still wearing the SL leader bib since the second carnival, slipped in between the three UNH skiers as Dartmouth took a narrow lead over the Wildcats by only four points. Williams’ Hannah Hunsaker was fourth after the first run, but ended the day in ninth after a second run mistake. Dartmouth’s Foreste Peterson finished tenth, only 0.06 seconds behind Hunsaker overall.
As we head into tomorrow’s giant slalom, Dartmouth leads UVM by 31 points, with UNH only 2 points behind the Catamounts. There’s plenty in store for the final day of the EISA alpine circuit, so stay tuned.