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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, including the two alpine races, Colorado won by just 10 point over Utah – 879 to 869.

Denver Invitational – 21km Freestyle results

Denver Invitational – Team Standings

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…

EISA: Patterson, Tarling take Day 2 Classic Races, UVM tops Dartmouth Overall

Hanover, NH – Dartmouth’s Sam Tarling & UVM’s Caitlin Patterson captured titles in the 20/15K classic races today, with UVM prevailing to win the Dartmouth Carnival over the host school. Men’s 20K Classic Top 10:      PL BIB NAME                    TEAM            TIME      PTS   NCAA       1     2 TARLING, Sam            DAR         1:00:31.3 50.0         100       2     4 PACKER, Eric            DAR         1:00:31.4 47.0          80       3     1 BERNSTEIN, Franz        UVM         1:00:32.7 44.0          60       4     3 KOONS, Nils             DAR         1:01:03.4 41.0          50       5     6 PATTERSON, Scott        UVM         1:01:08.0 39.0          45       6    12 MARSTON, Chase          MID         1:01:08.1 37.0          40       7    34 SINCLAIR, David         DAR         1:01:08.8               36       8    17 MANGAN, Steven          DAR         1:01:58.8               32       9    11 HOWE, Alexander         UVM         1:02:08.5 35.0          29      10    18 LACY, Scott             DAR         1:02:12.0               26 Complete Men’s Results Women’s 15K Classic Top 10:        PL BIB NAME                    TEAM            TIME      PTS   NCAA       1     1 PATTERSON, Caitlin      UVM           51:54.6 50.0         100       2     3 BRENNAN, Rosie          DAR           52:28.8 47.0          80       3     8 HART, Annie             DAR           52:32.0 44.0          60       4     5 EGAN, Clare             UNH           52:34.3 41.0          50       5     9 CROCKER, Steph          DAR           52:40.9 39.0          45       6     6 FLOWERS, Erika          DAR           52:44.9               40       7    12 CURRAN, Caitlin L       UVM           52:50.1 37.0          36       8     7 RUPPERTSBERGER,         BAT           52:51.4 35.0          32               Natalie       9     2 GUINEY, Elizabeth       UNH           53:16.2 33.0          29      10    19 GOLOVKINA, Olga         CBC           53:18.4 31.0          26 Complete Women’s Results Team Scores: 1. UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT UVM 1002.0 2. DARTMOUTH COLLEGE DAR 904.0 3. MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MID 722.0 4. UNIV OF NEW HAMPSHIRE UNH 687.0 5. WILLIAMS COLLEGE WIL 594.0 6. COLBY COLLEGE CBC 521.0 7. BATES COLLEGE BAT 513.0 8. ST LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY SLU 481.0 9. HARVARD UNIVERSITY HAR 378.0 10. ST MICHAELS COLLEGE SMC 236.0 11. BOWDOIN COLLEGE BOW 185.0 12. UNIVERSITY OF ME -PRESQUE ISLE UMPI 127.0 Complete Team Scores

EISA Weekend Preview: Dartmouth Carnival

Hanover, NH – EISA racing action moves to Hanover, NH this week for the 101st Dartmouth Winter Carnival.  Nordic Races take place at Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center at Oak Hill in Hanover, NH and Alpine races are at the Dartmouth Skiway, Lyme, NH. Alpine events kick off on Friday at 9am with the women’s Giant Slalom followed my men’s Giant Slalom at 10am.  Giant Slalom second runs start at 12:30pm.  On Saturday the men’s Slalom at 9:30am, followed by women’s Slalom at 10:30am.  Second run for Slalom starts at 12:30pm. Nordic events at Oak Hill start with the Men’s 10k freestyle on Friday at 10am.  The women’s 5k freestyle is Friday at 11:15am.  Saturday is the distance race day and all races are mass start.  The women’s 15km classic goes off at 10am and the men’s 20km Classic is at 11:30am. All of the carnival races this weekend (both…

EISA Announces Skiers of the Week for UVM Carnival

These EISA Skiers of the Week are chosen based on their performance at the UVM Carnival.  Click here to see the full Skier of the Week page or visit the Rankings page. UVM Carnival Nicole Dvorak Middlebury 5th GS 4th SL Rob Cone Middlebury 3rd GS 6th SL Amy Glen UVM 5th Freestyle 2nd Classic Sam Tarling Dartmouth 2nd Freestyle 3rd Classic

RMISA: Graefnings and Smith Win 10km Free at New Mexico Invitional

Utah’s Maria Graefnings crushed the field in the ladies’ 10km freestyle in a time of 29:27, skiing to a 48 second victory over Alexa Turzian (CU).  Turzian came across the line in 30:15, while her teammate Eliska Hajkova rounded out the top three in a time of 30:17. In the men’s race it was Didrik Smith (UU) who climbed to the top step of the podium in a time of 25:59.  MSU’s Ryan Scott took second in a time of 26:15, while New Mexico’s Martin Waaler Kaas finished third in 26:22. In the team standings, Colorado won the ladies’ race with a score of 132, Denver was next with 103 and Utah was right behind in 101.  For the men, it was Utah with 118 points, Montana with 113 and Denver with 102. 2011 UNM Invite Final Results

A Double Patterson Day as Men’s EISA Race is all UVM and Dartmouth

Scott Patterson (UVM) wasn’t going to be outdone by his sister for a second day in a row – and while he couldn’t top her victory in the women’s race, he could match, skiing to a three second win over Dartmouth’s Sam Tarling in the 10km freestyle event at the UVM Carnival. Tarling’s teammate Nils Koons finished third another 2.5 seconds back. And while it is hard to imagine topping the combined UVM/Dartmouth performance put on by the women, the men did just that. Women from the two schools claimed the top five spots and put six in the top ten. The UVM and Dartmouth men however filled the top nine. Middlebury’s Chase Marston finished tenth. As the race was also an open Eastern Cup competition, several non-collegiate skiers cracked the top ten in the overall results, led by Tim Reynolds and Patrick O’Brien, both of the Craftsbury Green Racing…

Patterson Repeats at UVM Carnival

Caitlin Patterson (UVM) completed the two-day sweep at her home college carnival at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont. For the second consecutive day, it was all UVM and Dartmouth in the women’s race. Patterson won the 5km individual start freestyle in in a time of 14:49.2, exactly three seconds ahead of teammate Lucy Garrec. Yesterday, UVM swept the podium and Dartmouth taking the next two spots. It was only sightly different today. Garrec, who was third on Friday, was followed by by Dartmouth’s Rossie Brennan and Erika Flowers, while Amy Glen (UVM) was fifth. These same skiers made up the top-5 yesterday as well. Results are still unofficial. Women’s 5km Skate – UVM Carnival (unofficial) 1 71 PATTERSON, Caitlin UVM 14:49.2 / 1 2 61 GARREC, Lucy UVM 14:52.2 / 2 3 55 BRENNAN, Rosie DAR 15:04.9 / 3 4 66 FLOWERS, Erika DAR 15:08.5 / 4 5 38…

RMISA: New Mexico Men, Utah Women Take Classic Races at UNM Invitational

University of Utah’s Maria Graefings took the women’s 5k classic race with a sizable 26 second margin over New Mexico’s Martine Weng.  Denver’s Kate Dolan followed, 11 seconds back, in third place. Utah had Graefings’s win, along with Sarah MacCarthy’s 5th place finish and Rose Kemp in 18th place allowed the Lobos to squeeze out a victory by 1 point over Utah. In the men’s 10k classic, Martin Waaler Kaas of New Mexico took the win, 16 seconds over Jesper Oestensen of Colorado, with Kristian Soerlund in third place, another five seconds back. New Mexico claimed the top spot as a team with Tor-Hakon Hellebostad in 8th and Pierre Niess in 10th place for an 8 point win over Colorado. New Mexico Invitational Day 1 Results

CCSA Releases Current Points List – Sieber and Banerud on top

The Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) has released current ranking lists for men and women. These standings determine qualification for the NCAA Championships. Raphaela Sieber (UAF) tops the women’s list, while Martin Banerud (NMU) leads the men. Two men, David Norris and Lex Treinen, both of UAF, auto-qualified for the NCAA championships based on their performances at US Nationals. CCSA Men’s Ranking List (PDF) CCSA Women’s Ranking List (PDF)