February 14, 2014

Teschner Takes Fourth in Slalom to Lead Skiing at Williams Carnival (Day 1 of 2)

HANCOCK, Mass. & WOODFORD, Vt.Randa Teschner (Petawawa, Ontario) logged a fourth-place finish in women's slalom to headline Friday's action for the University of New Hampshire skiing team at the Williams Carnival.

With 248 points, UNH is in sixth place of 15 teams. Vermont leads the way with 497 points, followed by Dartmouth (420) and Colby (307). Williams and Middlebury share fourth place with 292 points apiece. 

At Jiminy Peak, Teschner posted a combined time of 1 minute, 37.76 seconds for 41 points. Morgan Klein (Oregon, Wis.) clocked in at 1:40.09 for 11th place (29 points), and Katie Farrow (Toronto, Ontario) finished 0.06 seconds behind Klein for 12th place (28 points). The Wildcats totaled 98 points to finish fourth in SL, a race won by Vermont (134 points).

Charlie Kidd (Toronto, Ontario) paced the men's alpine team with a 12th-place finish; the senior captain registered a time of 1:36.44 for 31 points. Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) finished 30th (15 points) in 1:39.80, and Kris Hopkins (North Andover, Mass.) tallied five points by finishing 44th (1:45.53). New Hampshire placed ninth with 51 points; UVM won men's SL with 141 points.

At Prospect Mountain, the UNH women's Nordic trio of Lizzie Gill (Bozeman, Mont.), Emmy Larson (Boulder, Colo.) and Claire Galvin (Minneapolis, Minn.) finished seventh in the 3x5K freestyle relay race. Larson recorded a lap time of 12 minutes, 25.4 seconds, Larson finished in 12:25.4 and Gill timed in at 12:50.8 for a team total of 37:45.8 (60 points). The Catamounts won their third race of the day with 116 points.

The men's Nordic team placed 10th in the 3x5 free relay with 39 points. Rion O'Grady (Sherborn, Mass.) registered the team's fastest lap (10:39.3), followed by Will Meyer (Bozeman, Mont./10:48.1) and Gavin Hess (Rochester, N.Y./11:12.2) for a combined time of 32:39.7. Dartmouth won the race for 116 points.

The Williams Carnival wraps up Saturday, Feb. 15, with giant slalom at Jiminy Peak and the women's 5K/men's 10K classical races at Prospect Mountain. For more information on the UNH skiing team, visit www.unhwildcats.com.

Photo courtesy/Dustin Satloff

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