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A wrap-up of winter athletics seasons

 

Vincent Lebrun-Fortin ’11 and Josh Kernan ’10 went out with a bang for ALPINE SKIING, earning All-America honors with top-10 finishes in the slalom at the NCAA Division I Skiing Championships at Steamboat Springs, Colo., in March. A seventh-place finish earned Lebrun-Fortin his fourth D-I All-America pick, while Kernan placed ninth and won All-America status for the third time. Kernan won his first slalom race earlier in the season. Dana Breakstone ’10, competing in the national meet for the second time, finished 24th in slalom and 23rd in GS. … For NORDIC SKIING, Lucy Garrec ’12 placed 19th in the national NCAA 15-kilometer freestyle race at Steamboat Springs. Wyatt Fereday ’11 finished 36th in the men’s 10K classical race. Overall, the ski team (alpine and Nordic) finished 13th in the nation. … Emma Linhard ’11 earned her third All-America honor as she finished sixth in the mile at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in March at DePauw University. She finished in 5:02.47. Earlier Linhard won the ECAC title with a time of 4:55.88. … In MEN’S INDOOR TRACK, Trent Wiseman ’13 broke a 14-year-old Colby record in the pole vault, leaping 15 feet, 3 inches at the Bowdoin Invitational in January. ... For WOMEN’S HOCKEY, Stephanie Scarpato ’11 was named to the All-NESCAC team after finishing her junior-year season with 80 career points. The team lost to top seed Amherst in the first round of the NESCAC playoffs. … After back-to-back regular-season wins against Bowdoin, Cody McKinney ’11 had a stellar game in goal with 47 saves in the NESCAC quarterfinal in Brunswick, but MEN’S HOCKEY lost 2-1 in overtime. Billy Crinnon ’11 led NESCAC in league scoring with eight goals and 18 assists and was named to the NESCAC all-conference second team.  … In MEN’S SQUASH, Harry Smith ’12 was named to the NESCAC all-conference team for the second year in a row. Playing in the first position, Smith led the team with a 22-8 record. He won two matches at the national singles championships. … In WOMEN’S SQUASH, Samantha Smith ’10 made the All-NESCAC team along with Kate Pistel ’13. Smith played first position, finishing at 19-11, and she won three matches at the national singles tournament. Pistel was 18-7 at the second position. ... For MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING, Kevin Smith ’10 was named to the NESCAC all-conference team after placing third in the 1,000-yard freestyle at the league meet. Smith broke his own Colby record in the 1,000 freestyle, clocking 9:38.31, nearly nine seconds faster than his previous record. Smith also placed fifth in the 1,650 freestyle at the NESCAC meet. He holds Colby records in the 500 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle. ... For WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING, Mandy Ferguson ’12 broke a 22-year-old school record and placed second in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Ferguson joined teammates Jess Blais ’12, Danielle Carlson ’10, and Kathryn Lee ’13 on the NESCAC all-conference team.
 
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