CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine -- Colby College's Michael Boardman capped off a successful few days for Mule skiers by winning the second run at the U.S. Alpine Championships on Tuesday at Sugarloaf.
"His second run inspection was very relaxed and focused on where he could ski better," said Danny Noyes, Colby's head alpine ski coach. "The track held up really well, so it wasn't one of those times where the guys running early had a huge advantage. His experience on the hill certainly helped, but it was the combination of comfort on the hill and skill that made him the best to run that course."
Boardman and Richard teamed with Colby women's skiers Mardi Haskell, Jessica Reinhart, Sandra Schoepke, and Lexi Hanus to help the Eastern Region win The Regions Cup for the first time in 20 years. The Regions Cup is a calculated score between the three regions (Eastern, Rocky/Central, and West).
Hig Roberts, the brother of Colby graduate and alpine skier Cassady Roberts '13, won the giant slalom title. He was third after the opening run and stayed consistent with a fourth-place second run.