MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The University of New Hampshire skiing team is competing this weekend at the Middlebury Carnival, which represents the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Championships and the NCAA East Regional.
NORDIC UPDATE: Friday's Nordic races at Rikert Touring Center are the women's 5K classic and the men's 10K classic. Saturday will consist of the women's 15K and men's 20K freestyle skate. Eirik Fosnaes (Hovik, Norway) and Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) lead the way for the men's Nordic team. Fosnaes is the fifth-ranked EISA skier with a No. 7 rank in classical and No. 6 in freestyle technique, while Lindgren is No. 10 overall (No. 7 classic, No. 16 free). Katrin Larusson (Truckee, Calif.) holds the No. 11 ranking, which includes No. 5 in free and No. 18 in classic. Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.) enters the weekend ranked 15th in classic and 16th in free for an overall rank of 16th.
ALPINE UPDATE: Slalom races are scheduled for Friday at the Snow Bowl, with giant slalom races on Saturday's docket. The men's alpine team boasts two Top-10 skiers in combined giant slalom/slalom; Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) holds the No. 9 spot in both GS and SL, and Jay Ogle (Pittsfield, Mass.) is ranked 10th, including No. 7 in GS. Randa Teschner (Petawawa, Ontario) leads the women's squad with a No. 12 combined ranking, which includes No. 5 in slalom.
LOOKING AHEAD: Following this weekend's EISAs, the Wildcats will send their top performers to the NCAA Skiing Championships (March 5-8) at the University of Utah. For more information on the UNH skiing program, visit www.unhwildcats.com.