ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

Maifeld-Carucci, Hampton Ready for NCAA Championships

Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Rachel Hampton and senior Akeo Maifeld-Carucci, both of the Harvard nordic ski team, head to Lake Placid, New York for the 2015 NCAA Championships at Whiteface Mountain.  

Last Time Out
Maifeld-Carucci and Hampton posted 14-place finishes in the 20K and 15K classic races, respectively at the NCAA Regional Championships held at the St. Lawrence Carnival. Maifeld-Carucci posted a time of 1:02.04, while Hampton stopped the clock in 55:47.3. The men and women both placed four athletes in the top 40.  

NCAA Championships
Last season, Harvard had four NCAA qualifiers in Park City, Utah. Rebecca Nadler '14 earned All-America honors in the giant slalom and ranked 20th in the slalom. Jen Rolfes posted strong showings in the 5K classical race and the 15K freestyle. Chris Stock '14 led the men's nordic team with a 31st-place finish in the 10K classical, while Maifeld-Carucci was not far behind with a position of 36.

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.

Paul J. Finnegan Family Head Coaches for Harvard Skiing
Chris City wraps 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. 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS