Grand Reaches Third Podium of Season to Highlight Skiing at UVM Carnival

Grand Reaches Third Podium of Season to Highlight Skiing at UVM Carnival

STOWE, Vt. - Saint Michael's College Alpine skiing senior Guillaume Grand (La Plagne, France/Lycée Général Ferrié) reached the podium for the third time this season on Saturday as the Alpine and Nordic squads combined to take ninth among 16 schools when the two-day University of Vermont Carnival concluded. Alpine races took place at Stowe Mountain Resort, while Nordic events were at Trapp Family Lodge.

TEAM RESULTS

  • Saint Michael's was ninth among 16 institutions with 322 points, within range of Harvard University (362) and Saint Lawrence University (376).
  • Host UVM won with 934 points.

ALPINE
TEAM RESULTS

  • For the weekend, the Purple Knights took fifth place with 267 points.
  • The men were fifth (146), just short of the University of New Hampshire (173) and Middlebury College (165).
  • The women claimed sixth (121), narrowly trailing UVM (166), UNH (151) and Colby College (141).

MEN'S LEADERS

  • Senior Guillaume Grand (La Plagne, France/Lycée Général Ferrié), 3rd in slalom, 1:49.78 two-run time
    • 38th career top-10 finish
    • 8th career podium
    • 3rd podium this season
    • 0.28 seconds short of second place
  • Junior Colby Jordan (Charlotte, Vt./Mount Mansfield Winter Academy), 28th, 1:56.98
  • First-year Constantin Krogh (Oslo, Norway/Persbråten VGS), 32nd, 1:57.39
    • Career-high finish
    • Wore No. 57 bib
  • Junior Zach Bouchard (Merrimac, Mass./Gould Academy), 45th, 2:14.51

 

WOMEN'S LEADERS

  • Junior Erin Spence (Aspen, Colo./Aspen), 15th in slalom, 2:05.49 two-run time
    • Career-high finish
  • Sophomore Abby Sullivan (Saint Albans, Vt./Burke Mountain Academy), 31st, 2:18.94
    • 0.26 seconds shy of 30th place and NCAA Championship points
    • Wore No. 76 bib
    • First completed event at first collegiate carnival

NORDIC
WOMEN'S LEADERS

  • Senior Amy Duclos (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa), 51st in mass-start 15K classic, 59:34.8
  • Senior Ellen Emers (East Hardwick, Vt./Hazen Union), 58th, 1:05:13.9
  • First-year Rachel Smith (Old Forge, N.Y./Town of Webb), 60th, 1:08:00.2
  • Sophomore Emma Bellefleur (Wolfeboro, N.H./Kingswood Regional), 61st, 1:09:14.4

MEN'S LEADERS

  • First-year John Cunningham (Springfield, N.H./Kearsarge Regional), 53rd in mass-start 20K classic, 1:07:20.1
  • Senior Mitch McDonald (Prior Lake, Minn./Prior Lake), 63rd, 1:10:19.2
  • First-year Mikey Halligan (Gansevoort, N.Y./Saratoga Central Catholic), 64th, 1:10:35.7
  • First-year Gaelan Boyle-Wight (Newry, Maine/Telstar Regional), 67th, 1:11:40.7
  • First-year Brian Wing (Chugiak, Alaska/Chugiak), 68th, 1:12:20.4
  • First-year Will Meehan (Concord, Mass./Concord-Carlisle Regional), 70th, 1:16:35.1

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S EVENT

  • Friday at Dartmouth College Carnival, 9 a.m.