LYME, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College skiing teams are eighth out of 13 schools after day one of the two-day Dartmouth College Carnival, as Alpine races were held at Dartmouth Skiway on Friday. The one-day Nordic portion of the meet will take place on Saturday, when Alpine action also comes to a close. With 106 points, the Purple Knights trail Bates College by just one for seventh place and are within 14 of sixth-place Saint Lawrence University.
First-year Guillaume Grand (La Plagne, France/Lycée Général Ferrié) led the Saint Michael's men during the giant slalom by taking sixth, his seventh top-seven showing in as many races this season, behind a two-run combined time of 1:50.27. He was only 0.11 seconds short of the top three and a trip to the podium. Senior Brad Farrell (West Windsor, Vt./Sharon Academy) had his best GS placement of the year, occupying 22nd at 1:53.95, and first-year Tristan McInnis (Holladay, Utah/Rowland Hall) was his team's third scorer during his first collegiate event. He took 45th in 1:57.03.
On the women's side, sophomore Meggane Grand (La Plagne, France/Lycée des métiers Ambroise Croizat) was 27th with a composite time of 1:59.83. Senior Nicole Cordingley (Litchfield, N.H./Campbell) took 35th in 2:01.77, and junior Abigail Hotaling (Fabius, N.Y./Fabius-Pompey) claimed 41st at 2:03.91.