JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. – The Harvard ski team concluded the St. Michael's Carnival on Saturday. Freshman Nellie Ide led the Crimson for the second consecutive weekend, scoring in both the giant slalom and slalom races. Harvard concluded the competition in 11th place with 284 points.
Harvard skiers braved frigid temperatures atop Sterling Mountain at Smugglers' Notch. The courses followed the Black Snake and Snake Bite trails, forcing skiers to navigate the narrow and winding paths. More than 50 entrants failed to navigate the gates and turns.
The Giant Slalom
Conditions toughened as the day progressed, slowing almost the entire field on its second run. Senior Kelly Steeves and Ide completed two runs. Ide managed a combined time of 1:57.26 for 37th place, while Steeves took 47th in 1:59.76. Carter Kendig was the lone Crimson male to get two runs in. His combined time of 1:52.70 placed him at 40th, well above his initial seeding.
Less clock was used as time passed during day two. Ide produced a top-10 run (44.52) in her second attempt on the course. The freshman accumulated 1:31.32 worth of clock to finish a tie for 18th place. Ide was the lone Crimson skier to complete two runs.
St. Michael's Team Standings
1. Vermont – 956
2. Dartmout – 437
3. Middlebury – 407
11. Harvard – 284
15. Univ. of Maine-Presque Isle – 54