Ski Team Continues to Succeed

The University of Vermont ski team finished second at the University of New Hampshire Winter Carnival Saturday, ending with 633 points, just six points less than winning team Dartmouth. In Friday’s giant slalom events, Vermont’s Hilary McCloy won her first EISA race, while senior captain Gillian McFetridge was second and Jane Lemasurier was fourth. Other Catamounts in the top 10 included Madaileine Krebs, who was fifth, and Erin Mascolino , who was ninth. For the men, sophomore Jimmy Cochran won his third straight race while senior captain Scott Kennison was 10th. Saturday, the UVM men’s Nordic team put together an impressive race in the 20-kilometer classical. Sophomore captain Ethan Foster won the race, while Jordi St. John was second and Dave Smutok ninth. In the women’s 15-K classical, junior captain Emily Klemp was 13th. In the slalom races, Jamie Kingsbury finished second while McFetridge took third. For the men, junior captain Matt Knittle finished fourth and Paul Epstein was fifth. Vermont hosts the UVM Winter Carnival this weekend at Stowe on Friday and Saturday. Ethan Foster, a sophomore captain on the University of Vermont nordic ski team, has been selected to the United States team that will compete in the inaugural Under-23 World Championships next month in Italy. Ethan Foster isn’t the only current Catamount skier competing internationally. His younger brother, Ryan Foster was named to the U.S. Under-20 World Championship team that will compete in Solefftea, Sweden from Feb. 4-9, while UVM sophomore Lowell Bailey is finishing up competing in the biathlon at the World University Games in Forni Avoltri, Italy. -SportsInfo