Feb. 16, 2012
On Sunday, EISA hosted a makeup race for the UNH Giant Slalom. The event originally scheduled for Friday, January 27th was postponed when 11 inches of snow fell, making the race impossible to run. The makeup race was held up at Burke Mountain in the Northeast Kingdom region of Vermont.
After moderate to warm temperatures all year, the arctic conditions were a shock for athletes and coaches alike. After a tough carnival weekend for the men at Dartmouth, the team was picked up by junior Stacey Bolger and sophomore Derek Zucco. Bolger started 72nd and qualified for a second run with a 52nd place finish after his first run. Bolger continued to move up, finishing 46th on his second run and 45th overall. Zucco earned his first second run of the year with a 59th place finish after the first run. A 48th place second run landed him at 50th overall for the day.
The ladies scored two second runs as well with the rest of the pack just outside the cut. The team was led by juniors Alexandra Boit and Kelly Burgart. Boit qualified for the 60th and final spot for the second run, which she did not complete. K. Burgart skied up to 55th place and then finished overall at 48th as the only eagle to score team points on the weekend.
The team is gearing up to head across state for the second to last carnival of the season Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 at Jiminy Peak, hosted by Williams.