STOWE, Vt. -- First-year Calvin Wilson finished 20th out of 61 collegiate skiers to lead the Bates men's alpine skiing team to a sixth place tie out of 13 schools Saturday in the slalom at the UVM Carnival.
Wilson (Canyon Dam, Calif.) recorded a two-run combined time of 1:53.08, good for 23 carnival points and 11 NCAA points. Fellow first-year Joe Gillis (Branford, Conn.) nearly matched Wilson's performance with a two-run combined time of 1:54.22, finishing in 23rd place and earning 21 carnival points and eight NCAA points for his efforts. Bates tallied an impressive three top-30 finishes thanks to sophomore Tagert Mueller (West Vail, Colo.) taking 27th place with a two-run combined time of 1:55.62, good for 17 carnival points and four NCAA points.
The Bates men combined for 61 carnival points in the slalom, tying Williams for sixth place in the event.
Meanwhile, the Bates women finished eighth out of 12 schools in the slalom with 49 carnival points. Senior captain Hannah Johnson (Incline Village, Nev.) turned in the best individual showing for either team on the day with a 16th place finish out of 62 collegiate skiers. Her two-run combined time of 1:55.66 was good for 26 carnival points and 15 NCAA points.
Sophomore Emma Finfer (Highland Park, Ill.) just missed a top-30 finish, coming in 31st with a two-run combined time of 2:01.67, earning 15 carnival points. Sophomore Kathleen Smith (Piedmont, Calif.) rounded out the scoring with a 42nd place finish, earning eight carnival points.
The Bates alpine and Nordic skiing teams combined for 382 carnival points over the course of the two-day event, finishing eighth out of 15 schools, just five points behind seventh place Saint Michael's College and 47 points ahead of ninth place St. Lawrence.
The Bobcats head to the Dartmouth Carnival this Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10.