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EISA: Packer gets second win of the weekend, Dartmouth men edge UVM

Eric Packer got his second win of the weekend in the men’s 20K classic, with UVM’s Scott Patterson in second, eight seconds back.   After a string of 5th place finishes, Dimitri Luthi from Williams made it to the podium in his final carnival of the year with a third place finish.

Despite putting four in the top ten, UVM couldn’t overcome Dartmouth’s top finishers, Packer and fourth place finisher David Sinclair.   Behind Patterson, UVM had Fritz Horst in 6th, Franz Bernstein in 8th and Alex Howe in 10th, to take second place in the men’s race.

The Williams men placed third overall as a team with Luthi in 3rd and Keith Kantack in 9th, while Middlebury freshman Ben Lustgarten continued his hot season with a 5th place finish to lead the Panthers.  UMPI’s Welly Ramsey was 7th overall.

      PL BIB NAME                     TEAM            TIME      PTS   NCAA
     1     3 PACKER, Eric             DAR        1:01:33.2  50.0        100
     2     4 PATTERSON, Scott         UVM        1:01:41.5  47.0         80
     3     5 LUTHI, Dimitri           WIL        1:01:45.2  44.0         60
     4    14 SINCLAIR, David          DAR        1:02:11.9  41.0         50
     5    21 LUSTGARTEN, Benjamin     MID        1:02:47.6  39.0         45
     6     7 HORST, Fritz             UVM        1:02:58.4  37.0         40
     7    30 RAMSEY, Wellington       UMPI       1:02:59.1  35.0         36
     8     2 BERNSTEIN, Franz         UVM        1:03:41.6  33.0         32
     9    11 KANTACK, Keith           WIL        1:03:42.2  31.0         29
    10    12 HOWE, Alexander          UVM        1:04:05.9               26

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EISA: Dartmouth’s Packer & Lacy, UVM’s Howe are top 3 in 10K Freestyle

Eric Packer picked up where he left off last weekend at Middlebury and rolled to an impressive 42 second win over teammate Scott Lacy.  Despite not starting Sam Tarling (DNS) and Nils Koons (racing at the World Championships, representing New Zealand), Dartmouth did not miss a beat and added a fifth place finish by Erik Fagerstrom to trump UVM in men’s racing this morning.  UVM, led by Alex Howe in 3rd place, also had strong performances from Scott Patterson in 4th and Franz Bernstein in 6th. Complete Men’s Results PL   BIB NAME                        TEAM            TIME      PTS   NCAA 1    55 PACKER, Eric                DAR            27:58.0   50.0         100 2    37 LACY, Scott                 DAR            28:40.0   47.0          80 3    35 HOWE, Alexander             UVM            28:41.7   44.0          60 4    56 PATTERSON, Scott            UVM            28:42.4   41.0          50 5    12 FAGERSTROM, Erik            DAR            28:45.5   39.0          45 6    49 BERNSTEIN, Franz            UVM            29:15.5   37.0          40 7    61 RAMSEY, Wellington          UMPI           29:25.0   35.0          36 8    11 VERMEER, Gordon P           DAR            29:44.2                 32 9    59 CLEMENCE, Andrew            UNH            29:56.5   33.0          29 10    20 DETHIER, Evan               WIL            29:59.1   31.0          26

EISA: Patterson, Garrec, Egan go 1-2-3 in 5K Freestyle

UVM’s Caitlin Patterson picked up her seventh EISA carnival win this morning at Black Mountain of Rumford, ME.   Patterson was 22 seconds up on her teammate Lucy Garrec, with Claire Egan (UNH) five seconds back in third. Complete Women’s Results PL   BIB NAME                        TEAM            TIME      PTS   NCAA 1    66 PATTERSON, Caitlin          UVM            15:10.4   50.0         100 2    52 GARREC, Lucy                UVM            15:32.1   47.0          80 3    48 EGAN, Clare                 UNH            15:37.9   44.0          60 4    59 FLOWERS, Erika              DAR            15:42.3   41.0          50 5    56 BRENNAN, Rosie              DAR            15:45.7   39.0          45 6    36 GLEN, Amy                   UVM            15:51.0   37.0          40 7    65 GILL, Kirsten               BAT            15:57.5   35.0          36 8    35 CALDWELL, Sophie            DAR            16:03.5   33.0          32 9    14 BEAN, Anya                  UNH            16:06.6   31.0          29 10    68 GUINEY, Elizabeth           UNH            16:11.7   29.5          26 10 62 PREVOT, Corinne E   MID    16:11.7  29.5  26

NCAA Eastern Regional Championships Hosted by Bates College

EISA teams are heading to Maine for Saturday and Sunday competition at NCAA Eastern Regional Championships hosted by Bates College.  These races are the final chance to qualify for NCAA Championships and a great opportunity for racers to have the best races of the season. Nordic competition is at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine.  Saturday’s freestyle race is women’s 5km and men’s 10km.  Sunday’s races include women’s 15km classic mass start and men’s 20km classic mass start. Alpine competition will take place at Sunday River in Newry, Maine.  Saturday is the Slalom and Sunday is the Giant Slalom. All of the races this weekend (both Nordic and alpine) are NCAA Qualifiers. Saturday night at the Eastern Regional Banquet the EISA Service Award and Coach of the Year will be announced.  After the final races on Sunday all athletes will gather for the Awards Ceremony at the Gould/Sunday River Comp Center. …

CCSA Announces 2011 NCAA Championship Qualifiers

The CCSA announced the 15 student-athletes that will represent the region in next month’s NCAA Championships in Stowe, Vt. All told, five different CCSA programs will send skiers to nationals, as athletes from Northern Michigan, Alaska, Michigan Tech, Gustavus Adolphus, and Green Bay will all take to the trails among the nation’s best. On the men’s side, Northern Michigan and Alaska both qualified the full allotment of three skiers each. The Wildcats’ trio of Martin Banerud, Andy Liebner and Erik Soderman make the trip to Vermont, while the Nanooks’ David Norris, Lex Treinen and Tyler Kornfield all earned automatic berths after qualifying for international competition at U.S. Nationals. Michigan Tech’s Mikko Harju qualifies for his first NCAA Championships; the Finn proving a solid addition for Joe Haggenmiller’s men this season. Gustavus’ Jens Brabbit returns to nationals for the second straight year as well, rounding out the eight-man CCSA field. For…

CCSA Announces All-Conference Teams; Jerome, Fjeldheim Named Coaches of the Year

The Central Collegiate Ski Association announced its 2011 All-CCSA teams on Tuesday, with Northern Michigan the most represented team with seven honorees, followed closely by six all-conference nods for Alaska. Northern’s power trio of Martin Banerud, Andy Liebner, and Erik Soderman all earned All-CCSA first team nods on the men’s side. The three racers accounted for five wins in CCSA events this season, and accounted for back-to-back podium sweeps at the Michigan Tech SuperTour stop. “I think it means a lot to our athletes to earn these honors,” NMU head coach Sten Fjeldheim said. “They’ve worked extremely hard in the season as well as the offseason to get better, and we are very proud of what they have accomplished.” Alaska’s John Parry and Michigan Tech’s Mikko Harju also earned first-team honors: Parry, an NCAA competitor a year ago, made the most of his senior season by earning his first career…

CCSA: NMU Men, UAF Women take NCAA Regional titles

The Northern Michigan University men and University of Alaska – Fairbanks women left Houghton, MI with NCAA regional team titles and a host of exceptional individual performances.  Windy weather in Houghton forced race organizers to postpone Friday’s races to Saturday, resulting in a double race day with freestyle races in the morning and classic races in the afternoon. In the women’s 5K freestyle, 13 seconds separated the podium finishers.  UAF’s Raphaela Sieber took the win, with NMU’s Christina Turman seven seconds back in second, and UWGB’s Carolyn Freeman in third. NMU men claimed all three spots on the podium in the men’s 10K freestyle with Martin Baanerud in first, Andy Liebner in second and Erik Soederman in third, with fourteen seconds separating the three top finishers. Freestyle third place finisher Carolyn Freeman skied away to a nearly 25 second win in the women’s 10K classic, with Rebecca Konieczny of UAF…

EISA: UNH Women, Dartmouth Men Take Sprint Relays

The UNH women and Dartmouth men claimed team sprint relay victories today in the final day of the Middlebury Carnival. UNH’s Claire Egan, Elizabeth Guiney and Natasha Kullas seven seconds up on Dartmouth’s top team for the win, while Dartmouth’s team of Nils Koons, Sam Tarling and Eric Packer had nearly a minute over the UVM men. Women’s Results Men’s Results

EISA: Dartmouth cruises, Colby men impress at Midd

Dartmouth topped the field in the men’s and women’s 10K freestyle races today, with Erika Flowers and Eric Packer taking individual wins at Breadloaf. In men’s racing, Dartmouth showed off their depth by stacking 4 men in the top 6, but Colby’s men were the talk of the race with their much-improved second place showing.  After finishing 5th or 6th as a team in the four previous carnivals, Colby found themselves just ahead of UVM and Middlebury today behind some stellar skiing from Wyatt Fereday (3rd), Jake Barton (10th) and Levin Zars (12th). Women’s results see-sawed between Dartmouth  (Flowers (1st), Rosie Brennan (3rd) and Steph Crocker (5th)) and UVM (Lucy Garrec (2nd), Caitlin Curran (4th) and Amy Glen (6th), with the Big Green prevailing to take the women’s team score.   The only non-Dartmouth/UVM top 10 finishers were Middlebury’s Corrine Prevot (9th) and UNH’s Elizabeth Guiney (10th). EISA racing action returns…

CCSA SKIING – NMU on top as Liebner, Freeman win at CCSA Championships Freestyle

Editor’s Note: The results from Saturday’s CCSA freestyle race were not immediately available. The following is a somewhat tardy report on that race, as well as a link to complete results. February 12, 2011– Northern Michigan sits atop both the men’s and women’s leaderboard after the first day of racing at the CCSA Championships in Ishpeming, Mich. The Wildcats swept the podium in the men’s 10K skate, and put each of their three scoring skiers in the top 8 in the women’s 5K event. Andy Liebner continued his outstanding 2011 season for the Wildcats with a dominate victory at the Al Quaal Trails on Saturday. The junior crossed the line in 29:24.8 – over a minute and 20 seconds faster than his nearest competitor. NMU freshman Erik Soderman enjoyed one of the best finishes of his young career, taking second, followed closely by teammate Chris Bowler to round out the…