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Skiing Gains Experience at Dartmouth Carnival




Feb. 14, 2012

The Boston College ski team made its way to Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, N.H. for the 102nd Dartmouth Carnival on Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11.

Friday, Giant Slalom
Friday's GS was a sunny day with high temperatures. The race was held on the famous Worden's trail, infamous for its "waterfall" pitch at the top followed by a lengthy flat. The surface held up very well considering the temperate weather. Two women qualified for a second run: Freshman Shannon Quinn, who started from bib 70 to finish 51st, and junior Kelly Burgart, who started 77th and finished 53rd. Both moved up in the standings again to finish the second run in 42nd and 43rd place, respectively. The men struggled in the first run, losing two athletes to DNF's. None of the men qualified for a second run.

Saturday, Slalom
Saturday's Slalom race was held on the opposite side of the mountain. The Dartmouth Slalom offers the flattest terrain that the team faces all season. The difference in times, for both men and women, becomes very small as a result of this flat terrain. Although the men's team failed to qualify athletes for a second run, the women's team ended with three finishers. The team was again led by K. Burgart. Starting from the 65th spot, she passed 11 athletes on her first run to finish 54th. She also performed well in the second run to finish 46th on the day. Burgart was followed closely by sophomore Katie Cutting, who started at 66th in the morning and finished 49th after the first run. In her second run. despite losing a pole and glove while leaving the starting gate, Cutting managed to maintain her position at 49th. Junior Alexandra Boit earned her first scoring finish of the season, finishing 60th on her first run and 45th overall.

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