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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 14, 2009
RUMFORD, Maine --- Colby College Nordic skier Lucy Garrec (Freeport, Maine) had problems with another racer early in the competition and had to settle for 27th place in the women’s 15-kilometer mass start free technique race on Saturday at Black Mountain in the NCAA Skiing Championships.
Kathleen Maynard (Jackson, N.H.) placed 37th for the Mules.
The entire Colby ski program (alpine and Nordic combined) placed 11th overall and fourth among Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) squads. Most of the programs ahead of the Mules had full teams of 12 skiers, while Colby had five skiers participating (three alpine, two Nordic).
Garrec got caught up with another competitor and briefly fell before regrouping and making her way to a finish of 40 minutes, 56.6 seconds. Garrec had won at Black Mountain earlier this season in the Bates Ski Carnival and was one of the top five skiers in the mass start this season in the EISA. The first-year skier finished a fine season, with six top-three performances in ski carnivals.
Maynard had a time of 42:22.3 in her final race with the Mules.
NCAA Ski Championships Final Team Standings
(Alpine and Nordic combined)
1. 1. University of Denver 659; 2. University of Colorado 602.5; 3. University of New Mexico 602; 4. University of Alaska-Anchorage 584; 5. University of Vermont 573; 6. University of Utah 568; 7. Dartmouth College 555; 8. Middlebury College 426; 9. University of New Hampshire 394; 10. University of Nevada 284; 11. Colby College 209; 12. Northern Michigan University 195; 13. Bates College 175; 14. Williams College 147.5; 15. (tie) University of Alaska-Fairbanks 122 and St. Lawrence University 122; 17. Michigan Tech University 121; 18. Montana State University 85; 19. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 35; 20. Saint Michael’s College 31; 21. Gustavus Adolphus College 17; 22. College of St. Scholastica 13