McGUFFIN RACES TO ALL-AMERICA ACCOLADE; SKI TEAM IS 9th AFTER DAY 2 AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP

DYLAN McGUFFIN

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.Dylan McGuffin (Northfield, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire ski team earned All-America honors with a 10th-place finish in the men's 10K classic race during Day 2 of the 2010 NCAA Skiing Championships, which were held Thursday at Howelsen Hill.

McGuffin's effort garnered 30 points for UNH in the men's 10K classic race and the Wildcats garnered 21 points in the women's 5K classic to increase their two-day total to 155 points, a mark that puts the Wildcats in ninth place overall (third best team from the East).

McGuffin, who garnered All-EISA First Team accolades earlier this month, raced to 10th place in the men's 10K classic race to earn All-America honors. He completed the course in 30 minutes, 17.9 seconds. The most recent UNH Nordic skier to garner All-America recognition was Chris Wolski in 2000.

In the women's 5K classic, Natasha Kullas (Timmins, Ontario) was the first of two UNH finisher in 21st place overall. She crossed the finish line in a time of 18:18.9. Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) recorded a time of 20:19.3 to finish in 38th place.

The NCAA Skiing Championships continue Friday with the men’s and women’s slalom competition, and the NCAAs conclude Saturday with the women’s 15K freestyle and men’s 20K free.

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