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Vermont's Donaldson and Janowiak Win GS on Opening Day of EISA Circuit

posted at 12:24 pm Tue Jan 19th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Vermont sophomore David Donaldson (Toronto, Ont.) won the men's giant slalom.

Junior Lyndee Janowiak (Manistee, Mich.) won the women's giant slalom to lead the way for the Catamounts on the opening day of the St. Lawrence Carnival at Whiteface Mountain. Vermont is in second-place place as team with 425 points while Dartmouth is first with 475 points.

The men's alpine team posted an impressive six top-10 finishes overall led by Donaldson's ninth career victory. Freshman Bobby Kelley (Starksboro, Vt.) followed up with a second-place finish in the GS while senior Erik Gilbert (Richmond, Vt.) was fifth.

Freshman Sean Higgins (Incline Village, Nev.) finished sixth in the GS, junior Chris Colpitts (Squaw Valley, Calif.) finished seventh and freshman Kevin Drury (Toronto, Ont.) was 10th.

Janowiak led a group of four Catamounts that finished in the top-six of the women's giant slalom. Sophomore Meg Ryley (Toronto, Ont.) added a third-place finish and sophomore Amanda McDonald (Bellevue, Wash.) was fifth. Senior Kara Crow (Stowe, Vt.) finished sixth.

Sophomore Franz Bernstein (Unterthingau, Germany) led the Nordic team with a second-place finish in the men's 10k classic at Mt. Van Hoevenburg. Sophomore Alex Howe (Gilford, N.H.) added a 19th-place finish.

Sophomore Caitlin Patterson (Anchorage, Alaska) posted the top performance for the women's Nordic team with a 10th-place finish in the 5k classic.

The St. Lawrence Carnival continues on Saturday with first runs of the slalom at 9:30 a.m. at Whiteface Mountain. The Nordic events continue at Mt. Van Hoevenburg with the men's 20k freestyle mass start at 10 a.m. The women's 15k freestyle mass start will follow at 11:30 a.m.

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