Women Skiers Come Up Big in National Meet

UNH-Carnival-1-24-14-42474-XL_cmykColby’s women alpine skiers rank sixth in the country after the NCAA Skiing Championships in Park City, Utah, in March.

Mardi Haskell ’17, Paige Whistler ’16, and Jeanne Barthold ’15 saved some of their strongest skiing for the finale. “The women’s team has been performing all year long, establishing new bests and then smashing those bests,” said alpine team coach Danny Noyes ’02. Haskell, Whistler, and Barthold were 12th, 17th, and 23rd respectively in slalom.

Colby finished 13th in combined alpine-Nordic scoring.

In men’s alpine, Michael Boardman ’17 was 28th in GS.

Women’s Nordic skier Olivia Amber ’17 finished 26th and 33rd in 5K classic and 15K freestyle, and Amy Bianco ’17 was 34th and 36th. “A great week of racing by two first-years in a much older and experienced field,” said Nordic coach Tracey Cote.

Photo by Dustin Satloff ’15

womens_hockey_Colby-12-6-13-31154Season Ends in NESCAC Semifinals

After upsetting second seed Amherst in the NESCAC quarterfinals, women’s hockey lost 4-2 to defending champion Bowdoin. Brianne Wheeler ’14, the All-NESCAC first-team goalie, made 24 saves in her last game for the Mules.
Photo by Dustin Satloff ’15