Skiing Places 14th, Wraps Up Competition at 2014 NCAA Championships
Chris Stock competed in both the classical and freestyle events at the NCAA Championships (Photo: EISA Skiing).
Complete Final Results
PARK CITY, Utah – The four NCAA qualifiers on the Harvard ski team wrapped up their competitions Saturday at the 2014 NCAA Skiing Championships, held at the Park City Mountain Resort and Soldier Hollow Resort.
Following up on her All-America performance in the Giant Slalom Wednesday, Rebecca Nadler competed in the slalom Saturday, in a race that was moved from Friday due to poor course conditions. Donning bib No. 32, Nadler put down a run of 53.96 on her first run which was just over five seconds back of the leader. The senior put her foot on the gas in the second run, shaving more than three seconds off her first time for a mark of 50.63, good for a combined time of 1:44.59. The result landed Nadler 20th overall and saw her make the biggest jump in the field of 34 skiers, finishing 12 spots higher than her start position.
Jen Rolfes showed well in both Thursday's 5k classical race and Saturday's 15k freestyle. Starting 24th in the field of 40 skiers, Rolfes put in a time of 14:44.30 in the 5k classical race, good for 17th in the field and less than 15 seconds out of the top-10. In Saturday's freestyle event, Rolfes turned in a time of 43:03.00, good for 23rd overall.
On the men's side, senior Chris Stock led the Harvard contingent in the men's 10k classical, posting a time of 27:31.70 which placed him 31st in the field. Teammate junior Akeo Maifeld-Carucci was close behind, crossing the line in 36th position with a time of 28:15.60. In Saturday's freestyle event, it was Maifeld-Carucci leading the way for Harvard, finishing 30th in a time of 45:13.90. Stock turned in a mark of 48:14.40, good for 38th in the race.
As a team, Harvard amassed 61 total points, good for 14th in the field of 23 teams. On the weekend, Harvard skiers earned team points in five of the six events they competed in, led by Nadler's sixth-place finish in the GS, worth 27 team points.