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Hardy Leads UVM Men's Alpine Squad to Victory; Cats in Second Place at the NCAA
Ski Championship

Women's Slalom Results: http://www.eisaskiing.org/BART/Results05/ncaa2005-5.htm
Men's Slalom Restults: http://www.eisaskiing.org/BART/Results05/ncaa2005-6.htm
Day 3 Team Results: http://www.eisaskiing.org/BART/Results05/ncaa2005tm.htm

STOWE, Vt. - The Vermont men's alpine team won the men's slalom event on th
third day of competition at the 2005 NCAA Ski Championship hosted by the
Catamounts at Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vt.  The Catamount women's alpine
team finished second in the women's slalom event, as UVM is second overall in
the team standings.

The Catamounts won their first race of the year in the men's slalom event,
winning by three points over Dartmouth. UVM freshman Greg Hardy (Stratton,
Vt.), who won the men's giant slalom on Wednesday, continued to perform well,
earning a third place finish with a time of 1:19.69.  Hardy also picked up his
second All-America citation of the week with his third place finish.  Junior
Paul Epstein (Carlisle, Mass.) also earned All-America honors with a 10th place
finish in the slalom.  Epstein improved on his first run time by two seconds to
finish with a mark of 1:22.71.  Sophomore Johnny Davidson (Ottawa, Ontario)
rounded out the UVM skiers with a 21st-place finish (1:27.58).

Dartmouth's David Chodounsky claimed the men's slalom title with a time of
1:18.12 and John Rusten of Middlebury was second (1:19.43).  Denver's Dominik
Schweiger finished fourth overall (1:19.85) and the Pioneers went 4-16-25 in
the event.

Devner won the women's slalom race by 15.5 points over UVM.  DU's Florence
Roujas finished third overall with a time of 1:26.46.  Teammate Pia Rivelsrud
collected a top 10 finish, placing seventh overall (1:27.77).

Vermont's Amy Cochran (Keene, N.H.) was the leader after the first run, but
skied off the course in her second run and finished sixth overall and earned
her second All-America honor of the championship.  Teammate Jilyne McDonald
(Bellevue, Wash.) and Jamie Kingsbury (Waitsfield, Vt.) shook off tough first
runs, with strong second efforts to finish 17th and 23rd, respectively.

Middlebury's Megan Hughes won individual honors in the women's slalom, capturing
the national championship with a time of 1:25.39.  Nevada's Tiina Salo placed
second, just four tenths of a second off of Hughes' pace, with a time of
1:25.43.

After day three of competition the Pioneers own a 25.5-point lead over Vermont.
Denver has totaled 551.5, followed by Vermont (526.0) and Dartmouth (465.0).

The 2005 NCAA Ski Championship concludes on Saturday, March 12 with the women's
15K Freestyle (10:00am) and the men's 20K Freestyle (12:00pm) at Trapp Family
Lodge.




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