Skiing Visits Vermont for UVM Carnival

Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard skiing team heads north to Stowe, Vermont for the UVM Carnival Friday-Saturday, Jan. 23-24. Fans can follow along with alpine events through www.live-timing.com and can track nordic races through the league website at www.eisaskiing.org

Last Time Out
The Crimson kicked off its 2015 campaign last weekend at the Bates Carnival, where the team placed ninth overall. Senior captain Akeo Maifeld-Carucci made headlines with a second-place finish in the 10K skate on Saturday to follow up his ninth place in the 20 k classic on Friday. It marked his first career carnival podium and the first for a nordic skier since Anna McLoon '04.

Racing at Nationals
Senior Akeo Maifeld-Carucci posted a strong showing at the US Cross-Country National Championships in Michigan in January, placing 29th in the 15km skate race.

A Year Ago
Last season, Harvard had four NCAA qualifiers in Park City, Utah. Jen Rolfes and Rebecca Nadler were each named to the All-East team and Chris City, the was named the 2014 EEISA Nordic Coach of the Year.

UVM Carnival
A year ago, the alpine squad started the season in Stowe, as Becca Nadler '14 put down two very strong runs to finish second on the day, almost two seconds ahead of third place. Liz Strong skied one of her best collegiate GS results to that point, moving up from a start number of 50 to finish in 30th.

Paul J. Finnegan Family Head Coaches for Harvard Skiing
Chris City enters his seventh season as the program's Paul J. Finnegan Family Head Coach for Harvard Skiing (Nordic) in 2014-15. The 2013-14 season was one of Harvard nordic skiing's finest, as City saw a number of his athletes record multiple top-10 finishes in competitive EISA carnival fields. Jen Rolfes '14 earned a spot on the EISA All-Eastern squad with a strong performance at regionals, and three nordic skiiers qualified for the 2014 NCAA Championships in Park City, Utah. The trio represented Harvard's largest NCAA contingent in program history.

Timothy Mitchell, in his ninth year as the Paul J. Finnegan Family Head Coach for Harvard Skiing (Alpine), played a key role in producing Harvard's first NCAA skiing champion in Rebecca Nadler '14, who took home the title in 2012 as a sophomore in Bozeman, Montana. Nadler was a four-time All-American for the Crimson in both the slalom and GS events.