Jan. 19, 2012
Chestnut Hill, MA -
DAY 1 Slalom
The start of the race was delayed several times to accommodate breakdowns in both the lift and the timing equipment. Once everything got under way, the race went smooth. This was the first day of the UConn Carnival at Jiminy Peak.
The Eagles were guest racing for a second straight weekend as we tune up for the upcoming EISA races next weekend at Sunday River (Bates Carnival). The race was slated to be a giant slalom, but the Race Organizing Committee, altered the schedule to run Slalom due to the inclement weather.
In the Women's race, the highlight of the day was a decisive victory for junior Kelly Burgart, who won both the first run and the overall.
Sophomore Katie Cutting, who won the last weekends race, was a close second after first run, but fell and hiked on her second run to finish well back of the pack. Freshman Shannon Quinn claimed her first podium spot with an impressive third place finish. Other notable performance from Freshman Michelle Solomon (8th) and senior captain Laura Martini (9th).
DAY 2 Giant Slalom
Again, bad weather posed a threat to the race. After heavy rain and warm temps overnight, the surface was soft. The race committee treated the surface with chemicals to harden up the race venue. Halfway through the women's first run, the rain turned to driving snow. The race was terminated after the second run due to poor visibility.
The highlight of the day was junior Stacey Bolger winning the men's race. This was the first win for Bolger in his career, timed well before the first EISA Carnival at Bates on Jan. 19. The women struggled to ski well in the poor visibility. The team was led by a trio of freshman: Taylor Burgart (7), Shannon Quinn (9), and Michelle Solomon (15),