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March 12, 2005

Catamounts Earn Runner-Up Honors at NCAA Ski Championship

Women's 15K Freestyle Results:
http://www.eisaskiing.org/BART/Results05/ncaa2005-7.htm
Men's 20K Freestyle Results:
http://www.eisaskiing.org/BART/Results05/ncaa2005-8.htm
Final Team Scores: http://www.eisaskiing.org/BART/Results05/ncaa2005tm.htm

STOWE, Vt. - The University of Vermont was the top Eastern team at the 2005 NCAA
Skiing Championship hosted by the Catamounts at Stowe Mountain Resort and the
Trapp Family Lodge.  UVM earned runner-up honors, finishing second by 47.5
points to the University of Denver.  The Catamounts totaled 575 points, but the
Pioneers  posted 622.5 points to earn their 18th NCAA Skiing National
Championship.  The University of Utah rounded out the top three with 545
points.

The final day of competition at the 2005 NCAA Ski Championship featured two
dominating performances in the women's 15K and men's 20K freestyle events.

In the women's race, Mandy Kaempf, of the University of Alaska Anchorage, won
her second national championship.  She blew away the competition in the 15K
freestyle posting a time of 46:18.8, 36 seconds faster than teammate Nicole
DeYoung who finished second (46:54.8).  New Mexico's Martina Stursova placed
third (47:10.8).

Senior Kate Crawford (Hawley, Mass.) led the Catamount contingent, finishing
13th with a time of 48:24.6.  Junior Emilia DeMarchis (Burlington, Vt.) placed
21st (49:26.7) and teammate Carina Hamel (Southampton, Mass.) was 36th overall
(52:13.4).

In the men's race, Denver's Rene Reisshauer captured his second national
championship with a dominating performance.  Reisshauer finished 51 seconds
ahead of his closest competitor.  A pair of Buffaloes finished 2-3.  Colorado's
Erling Christiansen just beat out teammate Henrik Hoye for second place.
Christiansen recorded a time of 56:08.0, while Hoye was clocked at 56:09.1.

UVM's top duo of Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.) and Ethan Foster (Weston,
Vt.) challenged the leader up until the final lap when Reisshauer pulled away
from the competition.  Bailey crossed the finish line in seventh place with a
time of 57:04.9 and Foster followed just behind with a time of 57:09.3 for
eighth place.  Both skiers earned All-America honors for the Catamounts.
Junior Ryan Foster (Weston, Vt.) placed 27th overall with a time of 1:01:05.1.

Vermont finished second at the NCAA Ski Championship for the 14th time in its
history and the third time in five years.  Overall, the Catamounts picked up 10
All-America citations in the 2005 Championship.


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