Bears Grab Third in Slalom and Giant Slalom

Feb. 3, 2003

The Brown University Women's Skiing Team co-hosted the Brown University and the University of Connecticut Carnival this weekend and the Bears came away with third place in both the slalom and the giant slalom.

The Bears recorded a total time of 248.75 less than two seconds behind first place Massachusetts in the slalom. Brown was led by junior Molly Sheinberg (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) who recorded a fifth place finish with a total time of 1:22.25. "Molly continues to post her best results in both the slalom and giant slalom," expressed head coach Karen Finocchio. Also recording a top ten finish was senior Adrienne Jones (Bristol, VT) with a time of 1:22.98 for a ninth place finish.

Senior co-captain Doria DiBona (Waterville Valley, NH) skied her way to a 12th place finish with a time of 1:23.52 as freshman Caitlin Stanton (Hanover, NH) recorded a time of 1:26.54 for seventeenth place. "This was KiKi's [Caitlin Stanton] best slalom of the year, it is a testament to her tremendous commitment," said Finocchio. Freshmen Hilary Swaffield (Wolfeboro, NH) came in 28th place and Stephanie Breakstone (Sparta, NJ) found herself in 34th.

Brown then went on to compete in the giant slalom where they also recorded a third place finish where again its total time was less than two seconds off winner Boston College. The Bears recorded five skiers in the top 15 in a competition that only allowed one run due to safety concerns. "Finishing with five in the top 15 shows the depth of this squad and the ability of anyone on this team to perform well," expressed Finocchio

The Bears were led by DiBona who recorded a fifth place finish with a time of 59.20. Swaffield posted a seventh place finish with a time of 59.41 as Sheinberg recorded a time of 59.44 for eighth place. Also coming in the top 15 were freshmen Breakstone in 12th and Stanton in 13th.

Jones skied her way to 21st place with a time of 1:02.34 as freshman Casey Schwarz grabbed 32nd with a time of 105.66. "It is exciting to see the growth that this team has made and is making in run to run," said Finocchio.

Brown remains in second place in the division, now tied with the University of Massachusetts with Boston University leading. The Bears look to continue their momentum and continue to grow as they head into the last two carnivals of the season. Brown will compete in the Boston College Carnival this weekend February 8th and 9th both days starting at 9:30 a.m.