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The Eagles Continue at the Colby Carnival

Sophomore Chase Ryan skis GS Credit: Dustin Satloff

Sophomore Chase Ryan skis GS Credit: Dustin Satloff

Jan. 21, 2014

The Colby Carnival was hosted at Sugarloaf Mountain that is renowned for its arctic weather. Friday's Giant Slalom posed a host of challenges for the field with a technical set and a concrete hard surface. The Eagles charged hard, but came up short with a series of tough DNF's. The men were led by Stratton Mountain School grads Trevor Lennox (Fr) and Keith Schuman (So) with 27th and 28th place finishes. Freshman Ryan Barney finished 32nd from the back of the pack providing the team with the needed third finisher. The ladies where led by a career best 26th place finish from Junior Michelle Solomon, who carried her line well of the challenging headwall on the Narrow Gauge trail. On her heels was a 31st place finish from Senior Captain Katie Cutting, tying her personal best finish in the Giant Slalom. Freshman Bug Pech rounded out the team scoring in 33rd place.

Saturday's Slalom boasted a rare appearance from the sun, making temps mild although the racing surface remained rock hard. The day was highlighted by a lightning fast first run from sophomore Chris Keating who came down in 8th place and 5th for college athletes. Chris lost elevation coming into a combination on the second run and did not finish, but post-race commented that he is happy with his skiing is at and the results will come. The team charged hard, but only finished two from sophomore roommate Keith Schuman and Chase Ryan who both brought home top 30 finishes. The ladies team was carried by senior Captain Katie Cutting who skied hard to an 18th place finish. Despite a second run set that had considerable swing and ran 6 seconds slower than first, Katie kept her patience and scored another career top 20. She was backed by teammates Taylor Burgart (32nd) and freshman Katie Benjamin who scored her first career EISA points in 34th place.

Results:

Day 1 Giant Slalom

Women's - http://www.barttiming.com/eisa/Results14/EISA/cbc2014-1.pdf

Men's - http://www.barttiming.com/eisa/Results14/EISA/cbc2014-2.pdf

Day 2 Slalom

Women's - http://www.barttiming.com/eisa/Results14/cbc2014-1.pdf

Men's - http://www.barttiming.com/eisa/Results14/cbc2014-2.pdf

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