Pictured: Kevin McNamara
SUNDAY RIVER, Maine. – The Harvard University ski program finished ninth out of 17 programs at the EISA/ Bates Carnival. The Crimson finished with 305 points, comfortably ahead of the 10th place finisher, Bowdoin. The women's alpine program delivered the best finish of the weekend with a seventh place spot in the giant slalom event.
In the GS, Catherine Sheils took home 22nd place with two nearly identical runs. Caroline McHugh pressed her teammate before settling for 24th position.
Sheils had her best individual finish in the slalom event however, finishing in 14th place overall with a second run that was over three seconds faster than her first. No other Crimson racer finished higher than 30th in the slalom however, accounting for the lower team score.
In the men's downhill events, Kevin McNamara led the way in the GS with a 36th place finish and in the slalom with a 37th place finish.
Christopher Stock was the high finisher in the men's 10K fresstyle event on the Nordic trails with a 31st place finish – 10 positions higher than his starting point. The other event was a 20K classic run with a mass start and the Crimson was boxed in as Kevin Sprague turned in the best finish in 43rd place.
In the women's 5K freestyle, Jennifer Rolfes was impressive in a 21st place finish after coming all the way from 49th in the pack to narrowly edge Vermont's Jane McClelland at the finish.
The classic event was also a mass start for the women with the group going 15K. Alena Tofte had a great showing with another top 15 finish in a time of 55:10.2.