Giant Slalom (W, M): 9 a.m.
10K Classic (M): 10 a.m.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard skiers travel to the Dartmouth Carnival in Hanover, N.H. Competitions will take place at the Dartmouth Ski Center at Oak Hill (nordic) and Dartmouth Skiway (alpine) on Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10. Alpine skiers will open the weekend on Holts Mountain's Wordens Trail with the giant slalom event at 9 a.m. Cross country skiers will kick-off the carnival with the 10-kilometer classic style race at 10 a.m.
About Last Time
The Harvard ski team competed at the Vermont Carnival last weekend. The Crimson improved upon its point total from last year, scoring 293 points this season and finishing in 11th place. Many Harvard skiers posted career-best finishes in their respective events.
Alpine teams will compete at the Dartmouth Skiway. The giant slalom will run the Wordens Trail on Holts Mountain, while the slalom event will be on the Thomas Trail of Winslow Mountain. To check on the latest course conditions, follow this link: Dartmouth Skiway. Summit elevation is 1943 ft., with a vertical drop of 968 ft.
For the first time since 2013, the Nordic teams will compete at the Dartmouth XC Ski Center at Oak Hill. Cross country events have been held at various locations in previous years due to inadequate conditions.
10K Classic Map :: The course mostly uphill through the first four kilometers, starting at an elevation of 150 meters and raising to about 260 meters. The trail plateaus for roughly a kilometer, before increasing to its highest elevation (279 meters) and beginning its decline over the portion of the race.
5K Freestyle Map :: The 5K loop circumnavigates Storrs Pond. The race also begins/ends at an elevation of 150 meters, with climbs and falls of approximately 25 meters at each kilometer. The max elevation of 179 meters will be reached just past the 4K marker, following a constant climb beginning prior to the 3K marker.
Live timing will be provided by Bullitt Timing. Seeds and starting lists will be made available at live.bullitttiming.com. The link will likely not become active until the racing has commenced.
Previously at Dartmouth (Alpine)
Kelly Steeves was the lone member of the Crimson alpine unit to earn points the last time Harvard competed at the Dartmouth Carnival. The then-junior got two runs in for the giant slalom, finishing in 47th (2:17.29).
Previously at Dartmouth (Nordic)
Harvard nordic skiers posted 233 points across sets of 3x5-freestyle relays and classic form events. the women took fifth in their relay (44:05.4) with Hannah Hardenbergh leading off (14:37.5), Nina Armstrong (14:35.5) was tagged in, then Rachel Hampton anchored (14:52.2). The men placed sixth (37:57.4), with Ian Meyer (12:31.3) going with the gun, Devlin Shea (12:45.9) continuing, and William Rhatigan (12:40.1) anchoring. In the women's 5K classic, Hampton led the team in 15th place (16:14.0). Hardenbergh (32nd – 16:48.9), Tegan Thorley (34th – 16:58.8), and Armstrong also scored (35th – 17:01.4). Meyer's led Harvard in the men's 10K classic (39th – 29:41.4), with Rhatigan (47th - 30:05.2) and Mackinley FitzPatrick (53rd – 30:36.3) also scoring.
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U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Harvard junior Nina Armstrong will represent the United States at the Junior World Biathlon Championship for the second consecutive year. The Lake Placid, N.Y., native placed second in both the 7.5-km sprint (28:40.7) and 6-km sprint (24:33) at the U.S. trials in Coleraine, Minn. in December. The event will take place from Feb. 26 through March 4 in Otepaa, Estonia.
Keep the Student in Student-Athlete
Seventeen members of the 2017 program earned U.S. Collegiate Ski Coaches Association (USCSCA) National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team honors. To be recognized, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative 3.5 gpa and have competed in the NCAA Regional. Rachel Hampton '17 was Harvard's Winter Academic All-Ivy Team representative.
Harvard competes in the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA). Other member schools are Bates College, Boston College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Colby-Sawyer College, Dartmouth, University of Maine – Presque Isle, Middlebury College, University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State, St. Lawrence, Saint Michael's, University of Vermont, and Williams College.
Harvard travels to Lake George, N.Y. for its final regular-season event. The Williams Carnival will take place from Friday, Feb. 16 to Saturday, Feb. 17.