Haskell All-East again, ready for NCAA meet with Boardman

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College's Mardi Haskell made the All-East First Team for the fourth consecutive year after another fine Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) season.

Haskell, despite some injury issues with her back, still ranked fourth in the slalom and seventh in the giant slalom during the ski season. 

A three-time All-American, Haskell will ski for a fourth straight year in the NCAA Division I Championships at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire on Wednesday and Friday. Giant slalom competition starts at 11 a.m. (new time start) with the women, the men ski at 11:45 a.m., the women are back out for a second run at 1:30 p.m., and the men go at 2:15 p.m. The opening run of the slalom begins at 9 a.m. Friday. The event will be webcast by the NCAA at http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule/2017/03/08

Haskell has finished fourth in the slalom the past two years at the NCAA meet. Her other All-American honor came from taking 10th place in the giant slalom in 2015. The top five finishers in an event make the first team and places six to 10 are on the second team.

Haskell will be one of only seven competitors out of 34 skiers from the United States. The women's meet will have 21 of the 34 skiers who have competed on the World Cup or Europa Cup (one step down from World Cup) levels.

For the Colby men, Michael Boardman also will ski at the national meet. The senior has had his best results come in the giant slalom. Boardman will be one of 13 men's skiers from the United States, while 22 of the 34 have competed on the World Cup or Europa Cup levels.

Boardman will compete at the NCAA meet for the second time. He skied at the 2014 nationals.

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