Women's alpine skiing takes fourth in slalom at St. Michael's Carnival

Hannah Johnson led Bates alpine with a 13th-place finish out of 54 competitors in the women's slalom on Jan. 27, 2018 at the St. Michael's Carnival. (File photo by Dennis Curran/EISA)

CAMBRIDGE, Vt. -- The Bates women's alpine skiing team scored 78 carnival points to finish fourth out of 12 schools in the slalom Saturday at the St. Michael's Carnival. 

Senior captain Hannah Johnson (Incline Village, Nev.) led the way for Bates with a two-run combined time of 1:30.93, good for 13th place out of 54 skiers. Johnson earned 29 carnival points and 20 NCAA points. Sophomore Griffin Mueller (West Vail, Colo.) finished just behind Johnson in 15th place with a two-run combined time of 1:31.27, good for 28 carnival points and 16 NCAA points. First-year Hannah West (Bend, Ore.) rounded out the scoring with a 24th place finish, earning 21 carnival points and seven NCAA points.

Only the top three skiers from each school earn carnival points for their teams. But the top 30 skiers overall earn NCAA points and Bates showed off its depth with senior captain Sierra Ryder (Orinda, Calif.) earning four NCAA points thanks to her 27th place finish with a two-run combined time of 1:34.18.

In the men's slalom, the Bobcats earned 17 carnival points thanks to first-years Matthew Hanus (East Burke, Vt.) and Calvin Wilson (Canyon Dam, Calif.) finishing 39th and 40th respectively.

Saturday's slalom race wraps up the Saint Michael's Carnival. The Bates alpine and Nordic skiing teams combined for 424 carnival points, good for eighth out of 15 schools. 

The Bates alpine skiing teams will compete in the slalom Sunday at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont. This event will make up for the postponed race earlier in the year at the Colby Carnival. It will not impact the carnival scores but will be a chance for the skiers to earn NCAA points if they can earn a top 30 finish.