BOZEMAN, Mont. – Aileen Farrell (Ottawa, Ontario) raced to a sixth-place finish in Saturday’s women’s slalom to earn All-America accolades in the final day of competition at the NCAA Skiing Championships at the University of Montana’s Bridger Bowl.
UNH finished with a four-day total of 286 points to place 11th in the national championship, which featured 21 teams; New Hampshire also finished 11th in the ’07 NCAAs.
The Wildcats’ men’s and women’s alpine squads each recorded the third-best team score in Saturday’s slalom races. All three women finished in the top 20 to earn 85 points while the men had two skiers in the top 15 and amassed 70 points.
Farrell, who garnered All-America status last year in the giant slalom, completed her first slalom run in 45.75 seconds and finished her second run in 43.29 for an overall time of 1:29.04. Veronique Archambault-Leger (Verdun, Quebec) was timed in 45.06 and 45.01 for an aggregate mark of 1:30.07 and 13th place. Emily Capaul (Campton, N.H.) finished in 16th place at 1:31.22 with runs of 46.12 and 45.21.
Willie Ford (Plymouth, N.H.) was the top ‘Cat in the men’s slalom as his effort of 1:44.28 placed 11th. He completed is runs in 53.04 and 51.24 to miss All-America status by .12-of-a-second. Sean McNamara (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) took 13th place by completing his runs in 53.81 and 52.37 for an overall time of 1:46.18. Michael Cremeno (Pembroke, N.H.) rounded out UNH’s scoring in 26th place at 1:49.92 with single-run times of 55.52 and 54.40.