STOWE, Vt. – Jay Ogle (Pittsfield, Mass.) tallied a fourth-place finish in men's giant slalom and Laura Rozinowicz (Toronto, Ontario) took seventh place in women's GS action Friday to help the University of New Hampshire skiing team move into third place overall on the first day of the Vermont Carnival at Mount Mansfield.
The men's and women's alpine teams each recorded a third-place result in GS to amass 183 points for UNH on the opening day of the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) season. UVM won both races to tally 234 points for first place; Dartmouth is second with 219 points.
Ogle was the top 'Cat on the men's side by virtue of his total time of 2 minutes, 0.77 seconds (41 points), which included a first run of 1:00.30 and a second run of 1:00.47. Geoff Bonewald (New London, N.H.) took 10th place (30 points) in 2:02.83, while Charlie Kidd (Toronto, Ontario) picked up UNH's remaining 25 points by finishing in 21st place (2:03.69), which edged teammate Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo./2:03.97) by 0.72 seconds. New Hampshire's 96 points placed behind Vermont (127) and Dartmouth (113).
Rozinowicz clocked in at a combined time of 2:07.50 to score 35 of UNH's 87 points. Morgan Klein (Oregon, Wis.), a freshman, finished in 10th place with a combined time of 2:07.77 for 30 points in her Wildcats' debut. Jenna Kantor (East Burke, Vt.) collected 22 points by finishing in 20th place with a two-run time of 2:10.33. UVM edged Dartmouth, 107-106, for the race victory.
The alpine portion of the UVM Carnival wraps up with men's and women's slalom races Saturday. The Nordic races will take place Feb. 1-2 at Trapp Family Lodge.
For more information on the UNH skiing team, visit www.unhwildcats.com.