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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…

Havlick and Graefnings Give Utah Freestyle Sweep

Maria Graefnings (UU) bounced back from a sub-par performance in Saturday’s 5km classic, where she placed fifth, to win the 21km freestyle on Sunday. Graefnings bested Eliska Hajkova (CU) by 16 seconds to claim the victory in the combined SuperTour/RMISA race. Graefnings took the overall win as well, edging Chelsea Holmes for the 2011 Owl Creek Chase title. The Colorado women took places two through four in the collegiate race, led by Hajkova with Joanne Reid and Alex Turzian following. Havlick overcame a strong performance by MSU’s Tyler Reinking, taking the win by a mere 3.9 seconds. Reinking was second and teammate Michael Schallinger third. Havlick capped a successful weekend, adding the victory to a second place in the 10km classic, and finishing fourth in the overall SuperTour event. The dual wins was not enough to give Utah the overall win for the Denver Invitational. In the four event combined,…

Reids Win RMISA DU Invitational

Reid Pletcher and Joanne Reid both of Colorado University won yesterday’s RMISA Denver University Invitational.   Pletcher took home top honors in the men’s 10km classic race, while his teammate Reid did the same in the ladies’ 5km classic race. In a time of 27:41 Pletcher established a six second margin over the University of Utah’s Miles Havlick who finished second. The University of New Mexico’s Tor-Hellebostad was another five seconds back in 27:52 for third. Denver University teammates Kristian Soerlund and Andrew Dougherty took fourth and fifth respectively to round out the top five. Colorado University and the University of New Mexico both scored 107 points to lead the men’s Nordic team competition, while DU sits in third with 102 points. In the ladies’ race Reid slid across the line in a time of 15:35 to best the University of New Mexico’s Teresa Andersson by three seconds. CU’s Eliska…