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As the Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, approach, Dartmouth is again represented on the United States Olympic Team. Two skiers were named Jan. 3 to the US Biathlon team, based on results at the TD Banknorth Festival at Ft. Kent, the qualifying event for the US Olympic Team in Ft. Kent, ME.
Carolyn Treacy, a Dartmouth senior from Duluth, MN, posted three top-10 finishes, including second place result in the 7.5-kilometer sprint race on Dec. 30, to earn a berth on the US team. Sarah Konrad, a 1989 Dartmouth graduate from Laramie, WY, won the 10-kilometer pursuit race on Jan. 2 and posted two other top-10 finishes to also qualify for the trip to Torino in February.
Ten Olympic medal events in biathlon, which combines the physically demanding sport of cross-country skiing with the intense precision of rifle marksmanship, will be held February 11-25.
In addition to Treacy and Konrad, five women’s ice hockey players with connections to Dartmouth have been selected for the US and Canadian Olympic teams. More Dartmouth athletes are expected to be named to represent the US – as well as other nations – as the Games draw near. Selections for the US Ski Team, both cross country and Alpine, are expected later this month.
And the Dartmouth presence isn't limited to athletes. Among the coaches and other officials at Torino will be Dr. Ed Merrens, a 1988 graduate and a 1994 graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, who is a member of the US medical team and team physician for biathlon; 1987 Dartmouth grad Liz McIntyre, an Olympic silver medalist and a coach of the US freestyle ski team; Max Cobb, a 1987 Dartmouth graduate who marketing director for the US Biathlon Association and a member of the International Biathlon Union; and Roger Hartley, a 1961 graduate who is the US biathlon team masseuse.
Dartmouth has been represented by athletes and coaches at every Olympic Winter Games since 1924.
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