Harvard Alpine Finishes 11th at Vermont Carnival

STOWE, Vt. – The Harvard alpine skiing team finished 11th at the UVM Carnival, held at Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, Vt. The UVM Carnival was split this season with only alpine events taking place. The Carnival's Nordic events will be held Feb. 2-3, 2013 at The Trapp Family Lodge.  

Junior Rebecca Nadler, the defending NCAA national champion in the giant slalom, finished in 11th place in her season-opening event. After the first run Nadler was in second place behind eventual winner Kate Ryley of UVM, but she couldn't advance her time on the second run.

Catherine Sheils finished in 39th position while Elizabeth Strong came in 50th.

Nadler, also a 2013 All-American in the slalom event, finished 14th in this year's first set of runs. She qualified third but stood 20th after her first run before come back for the top-15 finish.

Sheils meanwhile, had another solid showing with a 24th place finish with Samantha Udolf finishing 43rd.  

In the men's giant slalom, freshman Matthew Mansson was the only Harvard racer to finish as he came in 41st place finish after starting in 68th position.

Freshman Simon Merryweather finished in 20th for the slalom in his collegiate debut while Ian Anderson finished 24th and Dan Rittenhouse finished in 33rd place.

A staggering 39 racers did not finish the difficult slalom course.

Team scores at the conclusion of the alpine segment UVM Carnival:
UVM 422
UNH 394
Dartmouth 357
Middlebury 292
Colby 279.5
St. Lawrence 270
Williams 250
Bates 232
Saint Michael's 192.5
Boston College 172
Harvard 150
Plymouth State 117
Colby-Sawyer 75