Skiing Closes Competition at NCAA Regionals

Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot
Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Harvard skiing team finished concluded competition at the NCAA Regional Championships held at the Middlebury Carnival in Middlebury, Vermont this weekend, tallying a 10th-place finish amongst the 16-team field.

Devlin Shea and Hannah Hardenbergh registered the top placements for the nordic team in the 10 and 5K FS, while Rachel Hampton and Ian Meyer led the way in the 15 and 20K Classic MS. Kelly Steeves notched the top finish for the alpine women in both the slalom and giant slalom. Pieter Weemaes registered the top finish for the alpine men in the giant slalom, while Simon Merryweather led the way in slalom.

In the women's 5K FS, Hardenbergh posted a season-best finish, taking 31st with a time of 13:23.3. Annie Harvieux trailed closely behind, finishing at 13:25.0 to claim the No. 35 spot and Hampton followed immediately at 13:25.9.

In the men's 10K FS, Shea ticked in at 24:19.3 to take 38th, while Meyer crossed the finish line shortly after at 24:22.2 to take 40th and Connor Green followed at 24:23.9.

Meyer earned the first top-25 placement for the nordic men this season, taking 25th with a time of 50:46.5 in the men's 20K Classic MS. Shea clocked in at 51:58.9 to earn his second 38th-place showing of the weekend, while Liam Mulshine took the No. 47 spot, ticking in at 52:58.9.

In the women's 15K Classic MS, Harvard tallied three top-30 finishes, led by Hampton with her eighth top-20 placement of the season. Hampton finished 18th with a time of 49:16.7. Hanna Barnes followed Hampton at 46:29.4 for her second top-20 finish of the season and was a placement shy of her career-best. Hardenbergh posted another strong showing, taking the No. 28 spot at 47:16.6.
Steeves continued her stellar season for the alpine women, leading the way in the women's giant slalom with a time of 2:14.12, good for the No. 24 spot. Kaitlyn Gibson posted the lone other finish for the women in the giant slalom, claiming the 49th spot with a time of 2:25.45.

Weemaes led the way for the men in the giant slalom, taking 41st with a time of 2:09.50. Merryweather ranked No. 50 spot (2:12.20) and Kalvis Hornburg ticked in right after at 2:15.18.

The duo of Steeves and Gibson led the way for the women's alpine squad once again in the slalom, as Steeves claimed 44th with a time of 1:47.47, while Gibson took 53rd at 1:49.13.

Merryweather paved the way for the men in the slalom, clocking in at 1:39.36 to take 36th. Weemaes came in at 1:47.17 to take the No. 47 spot and Dan Rittenhouse clocked in at 2:08.79 to finish 51st.

Qualifying members of the Crimson will held to the NCAA Championships held March 9-12 at Steamboat Ski Resort.