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Alpine Skiing Competes in MIT-Brown Carnival

For the third race in a row, Timothy F. Pier ’08 claimed a spot in the top ten as he finished sixth in the slalom with a time of 1:57.08 at the MIT-Brown University Carnival held this past weekend. The men’s alpine skiing team placed seventh in the slalom event on Saturday, while they moved up a slot to sixth in Sunday’s giant slalom. On the women’s side, MIT finished ninth in both events.

After Pier’s placement, the next Engineers to finish were Adam Bockelie ’11, who finished 40th with a time of 2:13.37, Jacob A. Stultz G (41st, 2:13.94), Darren J. Verploegen ’08 (49th, 2:21.89), and Ian C. Wolfe ’10 (50th, 2:23.42).

Like the men’s team, the women skiers finished the slalom very close together. Rachel C. Leuthold ’11 and Jessica R. Stanley ’08 placed 43rd (2:12.03) and 45th (2:17.04) while Jillian R. Reddy ’11 and Alexis Dale ’09 claimed 65th (2:43.37) and 67th (2:44.07).

Pier paced the men’s team in the giant slalom by claiming 24th place with a time of 2:02.00, with Stultz (30th, 2:05.89), Michael J. Yurkerwich ’11 (34th, 2:06.16), and Bockelie (36th, 2:08.25) following closely behind.

Leuthold registered the top finish for the women Engineers in the giant slalom as she logged a combined time of 2:19.00 for 39th place. Stanley’s total of 2:26.54 earned her a ranking of 48th to bolster MIT’s efforts.

—DAPER Staff