HANCOCK, Mass./BENNINGTON, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College Alpine and Nordic skiing teams combined to place 11th among 15 institutions over the weekend when the two-day Williams College Carnival concluded on Saturday. With 260 points, the Purple Knights trailed Bowdoin College for 10th place by just eight points. The meet's Alpine races were at Jiminy Peak and its Nordic competitions took place at Prospect Mountain.
During the men's giant slalom, sophomore Brad Farrell (West Windsor, Vt./Sharon Academy) led the way by taking 16th in a two-run combined time of 1:46.36. Junior Fredrik Sandell (Oslo, Norway/Donski Alpine) was 21st in 1:47.15, while sophomore Kevin Krone (Copper Mountain, Colo./Summit) placed 32nd at 1:48.68 after standing in a tie for 43rd following his opening run of the day.
Sophomore Nicole Cordingley (Litchfield, N.H./Campbell) was 33rd in the giant slalom in 1:52.96, and senior Karen Bell (Ogden, Utah/Rowmark Ski Academy/Montana State) captured 47th at 1:58.09, moving up five spots from where she stood after her morning run. Sophomore Mary Joyce (Long Beach, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) claimed 57th at 2:02.33.
The men's Nordic 10K classic saw first-year Torin La Liberte (Madison, N.H./Kennett) pace Saint Michael's in 54th place at 33:50.4, and junior Isaiah St. Pierre (Charlestown, N.H./Fall Mountain Regional) was 58th in 36:14.3. A Granite State trio topped the squad, as first-year Ryan Boquist (Meredith, N.H./Inter-Lakes) was 61st in a time of 37:03.8.
During the women's 5K classic, junior Chloe Boutelle (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs) took 56th in 19:43.7, sophomore Elizabeth Cubberley (Acworth, N.H./Fall Mountain Regional) was one spot back in 19:59.1, and first-year Julia Snyder (Fairfax, Vt./BFA-Fairfax) sat in 58th in 20:10.6.
The Purple Knights return to Vermont for next weekend's season-ending Middlebury College Carnival on Friday and Saturday. The event will also serve as the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Championship and NCAA East Regional Championship.