Colby skiers Sierra Leavitt and Mardi Haskell can call themselves All-Americans after finishing ninth and 10th, respectively, in the giant slalom at the NCAA Division I Skiing Championships on Thursday at Lake Placid’s Whiteface Mountain.

Leavitt, a junior from Casco, turned in a two-run total time of 2:25.65, while Haskell, a sophomore from Holderness, N.H. turned in the sixth-best closing run to move up from 13th place with a total time of 2:25.96.

Leavitt and Haskell are both second team All-Americans, which is awarded to skiers who finish in place six through 10. They are the first Colby alpine All-Americans since 2010 and the first Colby women to earn the distinction since Abbi Lathrop won the giant slalom national title in 2006.

Senior Jeanne Barthold finished in 22nd place with a two-run time of 2:29.02. Colby placed fifth in the team standings with 52 points, tops among Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association schools and just one point behind Montana State for fourth place.

In the men’s race, senior Craig Marshall of Carrabassett Valley was disqualified on his first run.

Racing resumes Saturday with the slalom championships.

SOFTBALL

BOSTON UNIVERSITY 5, MAINE 2: Janelle Bouchard gave Maine an early 2-0 lead but Boston University rallied with a big seventh inning to defeat the Black Bears in Clearwater, Fla.

Bouchard’s two-run single in the first put Maine on top quickly, but Gabi Martinez homered in the sixth to tie it and the Terriers scored three in the seventh to take the lead.

Makinna Akers threw four innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win for the Terriers (3-14). Annie Kennedy took the loss for the Black Bears (9-11).

MEN’S LACROSSE

EMERSON 24, THOMAS 5: Bryan Ferris and Colby Blondin each scored two goals for the Terriers in a loss to the Lions in Boston.

Parker Chute added a goal for Thomas (0-2).

Andrew Romano and Diego Rosende each scored five goals for Emerson (2-0).


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