Friday, January 27, 2012

SMS Alums Shine at UNH Carnival Sprint

We have a saying, "Once and SMS skier, always an SMS skier" so today was like old home day at the UNH Carnival. Skyler was entered on the USST quota and 10-15 alums were racing for their respective college teams.
We woke up to 4" of fresh snow that was changing to freezing rain and rain. A wax coaches dream since it was a classic race :).
With a 9:30 start there was not too much time for testing so we tried some klister that should work in those conditions and it was pretty good. We went with it and Skyler won the prologue!
On the alum side, Sophie, Isabel and Stephanie (all Dartmouth), Gage and Fritz (UVM), Austin Cobb, Hilary, Rachel (all Middlebury), Kristen (Williams) and Danielle Baron (UNH) qualified for the heats with Sophie, Stephanie, Gage, Isabel and Rachel all in the top 11!
During the heats, the weather changed to pretty much all cold rain. Most skiers had zeros, many had klister and a couple strong and brave lads went on skate skis.
In the end, Sam Tarling edged out Skyler for the win and Fritz skied to an 8th place finish. Sophie ran away for a convincing win in the womens A final with Isabel 5th and Stephanie 8th.

Great skiing by everyone. Sorry there are no pictures, it was too wet to have a camera out there!

For full results, google EISA and then go to results and UNH.

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