Day One in the Books at EISA Championships

Jackie Atkins earned a top-10 finish for the women.
Jackie Atkins earned a top-10 finish for the women.

One day of racing is complete at the 2017 Bates Carnival, which also serves as the EISA Championships and an NCAA Regional. Alpine races are taking place at Sunday River, while the nordic races are being contested at Black Mountain. Dartmouth leads the event with 464 points, followed by UVM (417), Middlebury (358) and UNH (308). Action resumes on Saturday with the slalom races as well as the women's 15K and men's 20K freestyle events.

The women's alpine team placed second overall in the giant slalom, while the men placed third. The events were limited to just one run after warm temperatures created poor snow conditions.

Caroline Bartlett led the Panther women, placing second overall with a time of 1:12.34. Jackie Atkins cracked the top-10 with a time of 1:13.87, good for a season-best finish of 10th place. Lexi Calcagni covered the giant slalom course in 1:14.91, earning her 16th place.

Rob Cone earned his 20th-career podium finish for the Panther men, crossing the line in 1:13.52, good for third place. Colin Hayes and Devon Cardamone finished the race in back-to-back spots, with Hayes claiming 11th place (1:15.34) and Cardamone taking 12th (1:15.86).

Cate Brams earned her fourth top-10 effort for the Nordic women, finishing the 5K classic event in sixth place with a time of 16:59. Katie Feldman was the next Panther to cross the line, placing 24th overall in 17:42. Rounding out the team's scorers was Orli Schwartz, who finished in 29th place with a time of 18:13.

The men's squad was paced by Sam Wood, who covered the 10K classic course in 30:30, good for 13th place. Next to cross the line was Lewis Nottonson, who earned a time of 30:58 to take home 18th-place honors. Jacob Volz was three spots back in 21st, completing the course in 31:12.