February 21, 2010

Bears Finish in 5th at USCSA Eastern Regionals; Qualify for Nationals

WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH - The Brown women's ski team claimed fourth in the slalom and fifth in the giant slalom to finish in fifth overall at the 2010 USCSA Eastern Regional Championships, held at Waterville Valley from February 20-21. In Saturday's slalom, Brown posted a total team time of 294.05, as junior Krista Consiglio (Bethany, CT) senior Elisa Handbury (Sydney, Australia), and freshman Catherine Stewart (Stratton, VT) were the Bears' top three skiers. In Sunday's giant slalom, Brown's total time of 392.29 was fifth, as sophomore Emily Simmons (Buffalo, NY), sophomore Kia Mosenthal (Plymouth, NH), and Stewart posted the Bears' top three times. By virtue of Brown's top-six finish, the Bears have qualified for a trip to Nationals, which will be held March 1-6 at Sunday River in Maine.

On Saturday, Consiglio paced Brown with a sixth-place finish, clocking in at 1:34.97. Handbury also turned in two solid runs, earning ninth place with a total time of 1:38.16. Stewart also placed inside the top 20, earning a two-run time of 1:40.92, good for 16th. Simmons earned 21st overall, clocking in at 1:43.41.

On Sunday, It was Simmons who led the Bears, as she earned 7th place with a two-run time of 2:09.57. Mosenthal was second to finish for Brown, earning 10th place with a total time of 2:10.45. Stewart rounded out Brown's top three, placing 20th with a two-run time of 2:12.27. Handbury was right behind Stewart, earning a total time of 2:12.94 to finish in 22nd.

Complete Overall Team Standings - Top 6 Qualify for Nationals
Team                                    S            GS            Total
Colby Sawyer                        3            2            5
Boston College            1            4            5.1
UMass                                    2            3            5.2
Plymouth State            6            1            7
Brown                                    4            5            9

Castleton                        5            6            11
Yale                                    7            7            14
Boston University            8            8            16
Northeastern                        9            9            18
Rhode Island                        10            11            21
Brandeis                        12            10            22
Tufts                                    11            12            23
Maine, Orno                        13            13            26

Top-20 Individual Standings
Name, Team                                                S            GS            Total
Martina Ryberg, Plymouth State            100            100            200
Kristin Leggett, Castleton                        80            80            160
Danielle Shannon, Colby Sawyer            50            60            110
Emma Peck Coffin, Smith                        36            50            86
Emily Shiletto, UMass                        45            36            81
Laura Martini, BC                                    32            29            61
Perrie Finsand, BC                                    60            -            60
Alyssa Deane, Plymouth State            8            45            53
Heidi Skinner, UMass                        29            15            44
Emily Simmons, Brown                          9            32            41
Krista Consiglio, Brown                          40            -            40

Molly MacLeod, Colby Sawyer            -            40            40
Anna Hosmer, Colby Sawyer            16            22            38
Amy Gifford, UMass                                    18            18            36
Erica Reilly, BC                                    22            14            36
Elisa Handbury, Brown                          26            8            34

Kelly Burgart, BC                                    24            9            33
Molly Testwuide, BC                                    -            26            26
Margot Benedict, Yale                        13            11            24
Kia Mosenthal, Brown                         -            24            24
Catherine Stewart, Brown               14            10            24
      

Pictured: Emily Simmons ’12. Photo by Gil Talbot