Jan. 29, 2009

 

Courtesy of Vermont Athletics

The University of Vermont ski team continues the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Circuit this weekend at the New Hampshire Carnival. The alpine events will be held at Attitash in Bartlett, N.H., on Friday and Saturday. The Nordic events will be held at the Jackson Cross-Country Center in Jackson, N.H., on Friday and Saturday.

THIS WEEKEND'S ALPINE SCHEDULE

Friday's alpine events at Attitash begin with first runs of the women's giant slalom at 9:30 a.m. and first runs of the men's giant slalom will follow at 10:30 a.m. Second runs are set for 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday's alpine events continue with first runs of the men's slalom at 9:30 a.m. and first runs of the women's slalom follow at 10:30 a.m. Second runs are set for 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

THIS WEEKEND'S NORDIC SCHEDULE

Friday's Nordic events at the Jackson Cross-Country Center begin with the women's classic sprints at 9:30 a.m. The men's classic sprints will follow at 10:10 a.m. The Nordic events continue on Saturday with the men's 10k freestyle at 9:30 a.m. The women's 10k freestyle will follow at 11:45 a.m.

BATES CARNIVAL RECAP
Vermont finished second as a team at the Bates Carnival with 845 points last weekend. Dartmouth finished first with 902 points. Freshman David Donaldson led the way for the Catamounts by winning the men's giant slalom and the slalom in his collegiate debut at Sunday River in Bethel, Maine. Donaldson went on to be named the UVM Male Student-Athlete of the Week for his perfromance. Senior Juergen Uhl won the 10k classic at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine, to claim his sixth straight victory in a classic race on the EISA Circuit dating back to the start of last season. Other podium finishes for the Catamounts on the weekend included: Freshman Caitlin Patterson finished second in the women's 15k freestyle, sophomore Lyndee Janowiak was third in the women's giant slalom and freshman Meg Ryley finished third in the women's slalom.

2009 CAPTAINS
Seniors Marsh Gooding and Jilyne McDonald will serve as captains for the alpine team this season. Seniors Katrina Howe, Mary Stewart and Juergen Uhl will serve as captains for the Nordic team.

HEAD OF THE CLASS
The Vermont women's ski team posted a 3.57 grade point average as a team in the Fall of 2008, while the men's ski team posted a 3.43 grade point average.

WHAT'S NEXT
Vermont hosts its home carnival next Friday (Feb. 6) through Sunday (Feb. 8) at Stowe Mountain Resort and Trapp Family Lodge.