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Fahy, Loman lead Alpine team through giant slalom

Dan Loman '08

Whitney Fahy '08

Leo Menard '08

Liz Thompson '09

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- The Bates College Alpine ski teams both placed fifth in the giant slalom on Friday, the first day of the St. Lawrence University Winter Carnival, helping Bates skiing to fifth place out of 10 teams thus far.

With 200 points thus far, Bates ranks behind Dartmouth (300), Middlebury (296), Vermont (237) and New Hampshire (234) in the team standings after one day of the carnival, and ahead of Colby (191), Williams (170), St. Lawrence (126.5), St. Michael's (48.5) and Bowdoin (44).

Senior Whitney Fahy (Carrabassett Valley, Maine) had the Bobcats' top day, placing ninth out of 54 competitors with a two-run combined time of 2:08.63. First-year Micaela Holland (Belmont, Mass.) was 16th in 2:09.84, while juniors Liz Thompson (Rangeley, Maine) and Emily Sampson (Plymouth, N.H.) were 21st and 24th, respectively, in 2:10.80 and 2:12.40. Junior Megan Papineau (Keene, N.Y.) had the team's best run of the day in 1:01.18 but she did not finish her second run.

On the men's side, seniors Dan Loman (Killington, Vt.) and Leo Menard (Portland, Maine) finished 1-2 for the Bobcats for the third straight day of competition. Loman was 13th out of 54 competitors with a combined time of 2:04.12, and Menard was right behind him in 16th at 2:04.22. First-years Ben Manter (Vassalboro, Maine) and Ross Brockman (Sudbury, Mass.) also finished in the top 30 at 19th and 29th, respectively, in 2:04.91 and 2:07.90.

The carnival continues Saturday at Whiteface with the men's and women's slalom competitions.

View complete carnival results at http://www.eisaskiing.org/BART/Results08/slu08.htm