Jan. 14, 2013
STOWE, Vt. -
The Boston College Ski Team traveled to Stowe Mountain in Vermont this past weekend to compete in the UVM carnival. The team raced Giant Slalom on Jan. 11 and Slalom on Jan. 12. The conditions on Stowe Mountain was terrible for skiing; warm temperatures and really soft snow contributed to poor coarse conditions where many skiers were unable to finish their runs.
In Friday's Giant Slalom, Senior Alexandra Boit led the Women with a 34th-place finish. Behind her Sophomore Taylor Burgart came in 41st, Sophomore Emily Starer in 44th, and Junior Katie Cutting in 45th . Sophomore Shannon Quinn was unable to finish her first run.
On the Men's side Freshman Chase Ryan led with a ninth-place second run, the first top-ten run in school history and a 14th-place finish, which was the first top-15 finish in school history. Chase was the only Boston College skier to complete both runs, as fellow freshmen Chris Keating and Kieth Schuman failed to finish their second run, and Senior Stacey Bolger failed to finish his first run.
In Saturday's Slalom, the Women were led by Junior Katie Cutting, who finished in 16th-place, the first top-20 finish for women in school History. Behind Katie for the Eagles was Senior Kelly Burgart with a 29th-place finish. Shannon Quinn, Taylor Burgart, Alexandra Boit, and Emily Starer were unable to finish their first run.
For the Men, Freshmen Chase Ryan, and Chris Keating finished 14th-place and 9th-place respectively. Chase also had a fifth-place finish on his second run; the first top-five run in school history. Stacy Bolger was able to finish in 26th-place. Kieth Schuman, Eddie Mele, and Derek Zucco were unable to finish their first run. In addition, the Men's team finished in 5th-place overall for slalom, breaking another school record and capping off an historic weekend for Boston College Skiing.