Feb. 4, 2006
Vermont Takes First Place in Home Carnival
STOWE, Vt. – Vermont sophomore Greg Hardy (Stratton, Vt.) continued his
dominance on the EISA circuit winning the giant slalom to claim his
fourth straight win and senior Jaime Kingsbury (Waitsfield, Vt.) also
finished first in the GS to lead the Catamounts to their 31st Vermont
Ski Carnival title in school history. UVM started the day four points
out of first place but responded by winning the team scores in both the
men’s and women’s GS to finish with 755 team points for the weekend
ranking ahead of second place Middlebury’s 742 points.
“It was a great day and our men’s and women’s alpine team performed
outstanding,” Director of Skiing and head alpine coach Bill Reichelt
said. “On a day when there was some really tough conditions are team
stood up to the pressure and won our home carnival.”
The conditions forced the Nordic relays scheduled for the morning to be
canceled but the alpine racing continued with the GS. Hardy led the way
for the men’s alpine team once again by winning the giant slalom.
Senior tri-captain Paul Epstein (Carlisle, Mass.) followed up with his
best performance of the year to finish in second place. Freshman Craig
Leaman (Waterville Valley, N.H.) added a 16th place finish for the
Vermont also took the top two spots in the women’s GS with Kingsbury
picking up her third first place finish of the year. She also has
finished in the top-three in all six of her races this season.
Sophomore Jilyne McDonald (Bellevue, Wash.) finished second and senior
Hilary McCloy (Sunapee, N.H.) was sixth. Senior Amy Cochran (Keene,
N.H.) took 10th place.
Vermont has won all three of its carnivals so far this season and
returns to action next weekend at the Dartmouth Carnival starting on
Friday, Feb. 10.
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
University of Vermont
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