January 20, 2002

Brown Women Earn 2nd in Giant Slalom and 3rd in Slalom

Jan. 20, 2002

With excellent conditions, the Bears put on an impressive showing, giving Coach Finocchio a reason to look forward to the remainder of the season.

In Saturday's Slalom, the Bears captured three top 15 finishes, placing 3rd overall. Leading the way for the Bears was Elizabeth Dibona, who placed 2nd overall, finishing the first run in 35.45, and the second in 37.90, which was the top time in the run. Dibona finished with a time of 1:13.35. Doria Dibona earned a ninth place finish, with a time of 1:16.61. Molly Sheinberg placed 14th overall, posting a time of 1:17.72. Also in the slalom, Naomi Sheffield improved her start by nearly double, from 43rd to 22nd place. Sheffield earned a total time of 1:21.64.

The Giant Slalom competition was held on Sunday, and the Bears captured a 2nd place team finish. The Bears placed three racers in the top ten. While first place went the Eagles of Boston College, it was a narrow margin, as BC recorded a time of 269.08 to Brown's 272.24. Doria Dibona led the Bears, placing 2nd overall, posting a time of 1:29.03. Elizabeth Dibona earned an 8th place spot, recording a time of 1:31.46, with Molly Sheinberg close behind with a time of 1:31.75, which was good for 10th place.

Brown returns to action on Saturday January 26, to compete in the Plymouth State Carnival, held at Waterville Valley, NH.

Complete Brown Results (Total Time):

Slalom:

2nd- Elizabeth Dibona (1:13.35)

9th- Doria Dibona (1:16.61)

14th-Molly Sheinberg (1:17.72)

22nd- Naomi Sheffield (1:21.64)

27th- Giulia Righi (1:24.29)

36th- Jocelyn Cleary (1:26.92)

51st- Julia Rogawski (1:33.90)

56th- Kristin Jones (1L35.74)

Giant Slalom:

2nd- Doria Dibona (1:29.03)

8th- Elizabeth Dibona (1:31.46)

10th- Molly Sheinberg (1:31. 75)

18th- Naomi Sheffield (1:33.70)

34th- Jocelyn Cleary (1:37.34)

51st- Maria Lauro (1:45.88)

55th- Julia Rogawski (1:48.33)