PRESQUE ISLE, MaineDylan McGuffin (Concord, N.H.) recorded two of the team’s four top-5 finishes as the University of New Hampshire’s Nordic ski team competed at the TD Bank Eastern Cup opener from Dec. 19-20.

McGuffin opened the weekend with third place in the men’s sprint (1.2 kilometers) in a time of 2 minutes, 32.01 seconds. Dan Guiney (Salt Lake City, Utah) also placed in the top 10 with 10th place in 2:39.78.

The following day in the men’s classic (10K), McGuffin led four Wildcats in the top 13 with second place at 32:10.7. Michael Lessard (Greene, Maine) followed in fifth place with a time of 32:47.9. Harrison Harb (Contoocook, N.H.) completed the course in 33:03.5 to finish 11th overall and Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) was 13th in 33:14.9.

Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) led the UNH women’s squad with fifth place in Saturday’s sprint competition. She completed the 1.2K in 3:09.3. Katie Miller (Lenox, Mass.) recorded the team’s other top-20 effort, as her time of 3:15.87 was the 15th fastest of the day.

UNH opens the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) carnival season Jan. 15-16 at St. Lawrence University. The alpine races will be held at Whiteface Mountain, whereas Mt. Van Hovenberg is the site of the Nordic competition.

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