Hampton Leads Skiing at Colby Carnival

Hampton Leads Skiing at Colby Carnival

Harvard finished 10th overall for the second-straight weekend (Gil Talbot).

Carrabassett Valley/Waterville, Maine – Led by a career-best ninth-place finish in the 15K by Rachel Hampton, the Harvard skiing team wrapped up competition at the Colby Carnival in Maine, finishing 10th overall out of a 16-team field.

Hampton earned her first-career top-10 finish, clocking in at 52:07.0, marking the first time since 2013 that a women's nordic skiier placed in the top-10.

Hanna Barnes also posted a strong showing in the 15K, ticking in at 53:08.0 to take the No. 23 spot, while Annie Harvieux crossed the finish line at 54:22.3 to take 32nd overall.

Ian Meyer earned the top spot for the men in the 15K, claiming 35th overall with a time of 44:55.9. Connor Green finished at 46:19.4 to for the No. 52 spot and Devlin Shea finished seconds later at 46:56.2 to take 58th.

In the women's team sprint FS, the duo of Hampton and Harvieux took home 15th overall, clocking in at 22:04.7. The pair of Nina Armstrong and Barnes crossed the finish line shortly after at 22:12.7 to place No. 20 overall.

On the men's side, the duo of Shea and Haakon Sigurslid took 19th overall at 18:21.6. Green and Soren Anderson finished 19:13.8 to finish 33rd overall, while Meyer and Liam Mulshine followed at 19:36.4.

In the giant slalom, Kelly Steeves placed the top spot for Harvard's alpine squad on the weekend, grabbing the No. 27 spot at 2:14.57. Molly Leavens took 40th at 2:20.49 and Kaitlyn Gibson followed with a time of 2:32.45.

Pieter Weemaes finished 47th with a time of 2:11.27 and Simon Merryweather followed with a time of 2:12.89 in the men's giant slalom.

The duo were also the Crimson's representatives in the slalom, as Merryweather clocked in at 1:37.65 to finish No. 36, while Weemaes followed Merryweather by two spots, finishing at 1:39.61.

Gibosn was Harvard's lone scorer in the women's slalom, finishing at 1:46.87 to notch a 40th-place finish.

The Crimson will have a weekend off from competition before hitting the slopes again at the UVM Carnival Feb. 5-6.