Skiing Closes Out Competition at NCAA Regional Championships

Skiing Closes Out Competition at NCAA Regional Championships

Freshman William Rhatigan earned 22nd overall in the men's 20K FS with a time of 54:43.3 (Gil Talbot).

– The Harvard skiing team competed in the NCAA Regional Championships in Rumford, Maine this weekend, recording an 11th-place finish out of the 16-team field. Harvard was led by top-25 finishes from senior Rachel Hampton and freshman William Rhatigan.

Hampton led the women's nordic squad with a 23rd-place finish in the women's 15K FS MS, crossing in 48:09.3. Sophomore Hannah Hardenbergh was solid in the 15K as well, turning in 32nd overall with a time of 49:22.3. Hardenbergh also took 28th to lead the Crimson in the 5K Classic (18:10.46).

Freshman Tegan Thorley also impressed in both nordic events, taking 35th in the 5K (18:23.61) and 39th in the 15K (49:50.0).

On the men's side, Rhatigan raced to 22nd overall in the 20K FS MS, finishing in 54:54.3. Rhatigan also collected 36th in the 10K at 32.09.93, crossing behind teammate Ian Meyer who took home 35th (32:06.57).

Junior Kelly Steeves and freshman Kaitlyn Gibson led the women's alpine squad in the slalom and giant slalom. Steeves notched 55th overall in the giant slalom (1:21.35), and Gibson recorded a 54th-place finish in the slalom with a combined run time of 2:22.96.

Freshman Carter Kendig turned in the top finish for the men's alpine team, earning 31st overall in the giant slalom at 1:19.47. Senior Kalvis Hornburg led the way in the slalom with a 39th-place finish (2:16.95).

Qualifying members of the Crimson will go to the NCAA Championships hosted by the University of New Hampshire March 8-11.