Jan. 20, 2012
Chestnut Hill, MA -
The Boston College ski team competed in the first day of action at the Bates Carnival, the first of six EISA competitive weekends The event was held at Sunday River Maine. Classical races will be contested tomorrow along with the slaloms.
After day one of skiing, Vermont was first with 531 points, followed by Dartmouth at 418 points. UNH placed third with 347 points while Middlebury was fifth with 334 points. Boston College notched 30 points in its first competition in the new division (EISA, Eastern Interscholastic Ski Association).
Freshman Shannon Quinn shined for the Eagles as she started in the 80th spot and finished in 46th place. On the men's side, two student-athletes qualified for a second run. Stacey Bolger started the competition in 79th place and placed 45th. Senior Chris Burgart opened up competition in the 81st spot and finished in 49th place.
"I am pleased with our results today,'' said head coach Scott McPherson. "We had the bulk of our men team poised to qualify for a second run. It was great to see Shannon and Stacey finish so far up despite starting in the back.''