Feb. 9, 2004
Ascutney Mountain , VT - The Brown ski team continued its success with a dominating win at the Boston College Carnival at Ascutney Mountain in Vermont over the weekend. The Bears won by over four seconds in the giant slalom and finished second in the slalom to lead all teams in the final standings.
"It was such a strongweekend for theteam and its a great way to lead into the last carnival of the season before we go onto post season play," said Head Coach Karen Finocchio
The Bears were greeted with tough snow conditions on the first day for the slalom but took advantage of the sunny skies on Sunday.
Brown had four place in the top 15 of the giant slalom and three in the top 15 of the slalom race. "To havefour place in the top 15 in this tight field is remarkable. It shows how strong this team is," said Finocchio.
Leading the way for the Bears was freshman Kelly O'Hear with another tremendous performance. The rookie took second in the giant slalom with a time of 1:44.63 and second as well in the slalom with a 1:43.89.
Sophomore Hilary Swaffield was another huge highlight for Brown as she finished third and tenth in the giant slalom and slalom races respectively. Swaffield timed in at 1:45.34 in the giant slalom and 1:51.69 in the slalom.
Freshman Nina DiBona had a strong sixth place finish in the giant slalom, timing in at 1:46.57. Rounding out the top 15 in the giant slalom was sophomore Caitlin Stanton, who finished 15th with a 1:49.51.
Sophomore Stephanie Breakstone closely followed Stanton in 16th place with a time of 1:49.85. Sophomore Jaime Johnson also took part in the giant slalom, finishing 50th overall with a 2:38.17.
In the slalom, DiBona was the Bears third finisher with a 1:53.06, good for 13th overall. Breakstone was the next Brown finisher in 20th with a time of 1:57.33. Johnson had her best result of the season, placing 24th on a difficult course with a 2:00.00 finish.
Also placing for the Bears in the slalomwas Stanton with a 26th place effort in 2:00.17. Freshman Janet Marley-Mauzy started deep on her second run due to a mistake on her first run. She rebounded with a top 15 time in her second run, to finish 32nd overallwith a time of 2:04.08.
The Bears will wrap up regular season play at the Colby-Sawyer/St. Anslem Carnival this Friday and Saturday before heading into post season play.