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Dartmouth leads after first day of Bates Winter Carnival

RUMFORD, Maine -- Defending NCAA champion Dartmouth College took the early lead after the first day of the three-day Bates College Winter Carnival, which kicks off the 2008 Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association (EISA) winter carnival season.

Alpine ski events at Sunday River have been pushed back one day due to Friday's warm and rainy local weather. Saturday's slate will include men's and women's slalom, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Sunday River in Bethel, as well as the Men's and Women's 10K Classic nordic races, which begin at 9 a.m. at Black Mountain in Rumford. The Bates Carnival will conclude on Sunday with the giant slalom at Sunday River.

Dartmouth leads with 176 points, 26 more than runner-up Middlebury, thanks in part to first-place performances in both the Women's 5K Free Technique and Men's 10K Free Technique races. Dartmouth won the women's race as a team, while on the men's side Colby College collected the most points.


For a complete list of individual and team results, visit http://www.eisaskiing.org/BART/Results08/bat08.htm.

First-years lead the charge for Bates women

A trio of first-year skiers led the Bates women by taking spots 22 through 24, scoring 54 points combined. Ingrid Knowles (Cumberland, Maine) came in 22nd in a time of 14:08.8, followed by Kristen Gill (Jackson, N.H.) in 23rd at 14:10.6 and Megan McClelland (Keene Valley, N.Y.) in 24th at 14:14.3. Close behind was sophomore Abby Samuelson (Freeport, Maine) in 33rd and junior Nicole Ritchie (East Dummerston, Vt.) in 38th.

For the Bates men, junior Dylan Mogk (Bozeman, Mont.) finished 13th out of 95 skiers with a time of 23:46.3 and 22 championship points. Junior Sam Evans-Brown (Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H.) placed 19th in 24:00.7, sophomore Brandon Cooper (Aspen, Colo.) was right behind in 21st (24:03.2), with senior Matt Dunlap (Farmington, Maine) and junior Tim Whiton (Portland, Maine) finishing 26th and 28th, respectively.


1. Dartmouth College 176.0

2. Middlebury College 150.0

3. Univ. of New Hampshire 133.0

4. Colby College 123.0

5. University of Vermont 120.0

6. Bates College 111.0

7. Williams College 90.0

8. St. Lawrence University 80.0

9. Bowdoin College 76.0

10. Harvard University 49.0

11. St. Michael's College 9.0

Saturday's Schedule

9:00am Men's 10km Classic

9:30am Men's SL 1st Run

10:30am Women's 10km Classic

10:30am Women's SL 1st Run

12:30pm Men's SL 2nd Run

1:30pm Women's SL 2nd Run

Sunday's Schedule

9:30am Women's GS 1st Run

10:30am Men's GS 1st Run

12:30pm Women's GS 1st Run

1:30pm Men's GS 1st Run