LYME CENTER, N.H. -- First-years Emily Hayes and Katie Fitzpatrick finished 14th and 15th, respectively, to lead the Bates women's alpine ski team to sixth place out of 13 teams in the giant slalom on Friday at the Dartmouth Winter Carnival.
Bates' combined alpine and Nordic ski teams have 262 carnival points halfway through the weekend, good for a tie for fifth place with Williams among 15 teams.
Hayes (Natick, Mass.) had a two-run combined time of 1:57.34, followed closely by Fitzpatrick (Larkspur, Calif.) in 1:57.38. Junior captain Zoe Livingston (Sharon, Vt.) rounded out the scoring in 19th, at 1:57.64, and rookie Emily Bamford (East Melbourne, Australia) nearly picked up her first carnival points by finishing 21st in 1:57.81.
Sophomore Coleman Lieb (Ray Brook, N.Y.) came in 31st to lead the Bates men's squad, with a combined time of 1:54.46. First-year Peter Cole (Carrabassett Valley, Maine) was 35th (1:56.91) and sophomore Brent Talbott (Menlo Park, Calif.) was 38th (1:57.67).
The carnival continues Saturday morning at Dartmouth Skiway with the slalom races.