Sheils, Tofe Lead Harvard To Ninth Place at UVM

Pictured: Catherine Sheils led the women with a sixth-place finish in the slalom.

STOWE, Vt. – The Harvard University ski program finished ninth out of 13 programs at the University of Vermont Carnival at Mount Mansfield and the Trapp Family Lodge. The Crimson finished with 376 points. The women again carried the composite scores as the Crimson finished in sixth place in the 5K Classic event while the Crimson women placed seventh in the slalom.

The women received another top 10 effort in the slalom as sophomore Catherine Sheils turned in a sixth-place finish out of a field of 54 skiers. Sheils stood in 10th place after the first run and turned in an amazing run in her second try, taking the third-best time of the afternoon to climb the standings. Caroline McHugh turned in a 21st-place finish after starting in 55th position and she also led the program in the giant slalom with a 29th-place finish.

Ian Anderson led the men in the giant slalom with a 46th place finish while Alec Boardman paced the men in the slalom with a 34th-place finish.

The 5K Classic was highlighted once again by Alena Tofte, who continues her ascent up the leaderboard. Tofte finished in a large pack of racers eventually nudging her way to ninth place in a field of 69 competitors.  

In the 15K Classic mass start, Harvard got blocked in before the pack thinned out. Cara Sprague was able to work her way to 24th place by the finish to lead the women.

Christopher Stock led the way in the 20K Classic mass start for the men with a 20th place finish to continue his solid season. He also led the way in the 10K freestyle with a 31st place finish.