STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - The Saint Michael's College Alpine skiing team is 12th among 23 schools at the NCAA Championship after standing idle on Thursday, as the Nordic portion of the meet got underway at the Howelsen Hill Ski Area. The Purple and Gold was 10th after day one of the four-day meet on Wednesday.
With 36 points, the Purple Knights are holding off 13th-place Williams College (33) - which has both Alpine and Nordic competitors taking part - and the 14th-place University of Alaska Fairbanks (32). The University of New Hampshire (47.5) passed Saint Michael's to capture 11th place, as the Purple and Gold trails only Dartmouth College (217.5), the University of Vermont (162), Middlebury College (143) and New Hampshire - all of which have skiers in both the Alpine and Nordic segments of the meet - among East squads.
Seniors Danny Duffy (Warren, Vt./Green Mountain Valley School) and Meggane Grand (La Plagne, France/Lycée des métiers Ambroise Croizat), junior Guillaume Grand (La Plagne, France/Lycée Général Ferrié) and sophomore Anna Willassen (Jar, Norway/Persbråten VGS) return to action on Friday night at Howelsen Hill. The opening run of the women's slalom is at 8:45 p.m. ET, with Meggane Grand wearing the No. 26 bib and Willassen starting 34th, followed by the first men's run at 9:30 p.m. ET. Guillaume Grand begins 16th and Duffy is 25th. The women begin second runs at 11 p.m. ET, with the men returning to the slopes at 11:30 p.m. ET.
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