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Dartmouth Olympics Update: Sunday, February 26

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • 603-646-3661
Posted 02/26/06 8:14 a.m.

Fourteen Dartmouth students and alumni are competing at the XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy Feb. 11-26. This page will regularly update results from Torino. Check back daily for the latest news and information. For a list of Dartmouth's Torino athletes, click here.

February 26: Swenson DNF in men's 50-k cross country

Carl Swenson '92 failed to finish the men's 50-kilometer freestyle cross country race at Pragelato this morning, marking the final competition by a Dartmouth athlete at Torino. Swenson dropped out of the race in the final 10-kilometers. The gold medal was won by Giorgio di Centa of Italy.

February 25: Biggs DNF in men's slalom

Patrick Biggs '06 was in good shape following the first run of Saturday's men's slalom, but he failed to finish his second run at Sestriere. Biggs was in 10th place after the first run, 1.01 seconds behind eventual gold medal winner Benni Raich of Austria, but went out in the second run to finish off the leader board.

February 24: Konrad top American finisher in women's 30-k

Sarah Konrad '89 was the top American finisher in today's women's 30-kilometer cross country race. Konrad finished in 32nd place; her time of 1:28:39.2 was more than six minutes off the pace of gold medalist Katerina Neumannova of the Czech Republic.

February 23: Treacy, U.S. 15th in women's 4x6 biathlon relay

Carolyn Treacy '06 anchored the U.S. team that finished 15th in today's 4x6-kilometer women's biathlon relay. The U.S. team was 9:07.7 behind the gold medal-winning team from the Russian Federation.

February 21: Photo galleries from women's hockey gold, bronze medal games

• None of today's Olympic action features Dartmouth's athletes, but you can see photo galleries from Canada's gold medal victory over Sweden and USA's bronze medal win over Finland. (Canada photos at the Hockey Canada site; USA photos at the USA Hockey site.)

February 20: Dartmouth claims five medalists as Canada wins gold, USA bronze in women's hockey

Gillian Apps '06, Cherie Piper '06 and Katie Weatherston '06 are Dartmouth's latest Olympic gold medalists, as Canada topped Sweden 4-1 Monday to win the women's hockey tournament at Torino. Apps and Piper each scored their tournament-leading seventh goals in the game. Meanwhile, Kristin King '02 and Sarah Parsons '09 earned their medals as Team USA won the bronze in women's ice hockey beating Finland 4-0 today.

Libby Ludlow '06 finished 28th in today's women's super G race at San Sicario Fraiteve. Ludlow was 2.54 seconds off the pace of gold medalist Michaela Dorfmeister of Austria. The race, postponed from Sunday, was delayed again this morning because of snow.

Bradley Wall '02, representing his native Australia, failed to finish the weather-delayed first run of the men's giant slalom at Sestriere today. Wall was one of 34 competitors -- nearly half the field -- who did not finish the course. The GS was won by Austria's Benni Raich.

February 19: Swenson, U.S. 12th in men's 4x10-k relay; women's super G postponed

Carl Swenson '92 anchored the U.S. team in the men's 4x10-kilometer relay on Sunday. The U.S. team was 4:58.5 behind the gold-medal winning team from Italy.

Libby Ludlow '06 will have to wait another day for her Olympic debut. The women's super G race was postponed due to snow and low visibility; the race will be run on Monday.

February 18: Macartney 7th in men's super G; Richardson 17th in women's alpine combined; Konrad, U.S. cross country relay 14th

Scott Macartney '01 was the highest-finishing American in Saturday's men's super G race. Macartney finished seventh, a half-second behind gold medalist Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway.

Kaylin Richardson '09 took 17th place in the women's alpine combined event, concluded Saturday. Richardson's total time of 1:31.83 was 2.43 seconds behind gold medalist Janica Kostelic of Croatia.

Sarah Konrad '89 was part of the U.S. team that finished 14th in the women's 4x5-kilometer cross country relay Saturday. Team USA was 3:10.7 off the pace of the gold medal-winning team from the Russian Republic.

February 17: Apps, Piper, Weatherston of Canada to play for women's hockey gold while USA dumped by Sweden; Richardson 15th after slalom portion of women's alpine combined

Cherie Piper '06 scored two goals, and Katie Weatherston and Gillian Apps added one each as Canada beat Finland 6-0 to advance to Monday's women's hockey gold medal game. Meanwhile Kristin King '02 scored her first Olympic goal but it wasn't enough as the U.S. fell to Sweden 3-2 in a double-overtime shootout. Canada will face Sweden for the gold while Team USA will play Finland for the bronze. Also Friday, Rachel Rochat '95 also scored her first Olympic goal, but Switzerland fell to Russia 6-2 in the placement round.

Kaylin Richardson '09 stands in 15th place after the slalom portion of the women's alpine combined. Richardson and Sweden's Jessica Lindell-Vikarby are tied in 15th, 3.78 seconds behind leader Marlies Schild of Austria. Officials postponed this morning's alpine combined downhill due to high winds at San Sicario Fraiteve; the downhill will be held Saturday.

February 16: Konrad 75th, Treacy 80th in women's 7.5-k biathlon

Sarah Konrad '89 finished in 75th place and Carolyn Treacy '06 was 80th in today's women's 7.5-kilometer biathlon race at Cesana San Sicario. Konrad was 4:59.2 off the pace of gold medal winner Florence Baverel-Robert of France; Treacy was 5:47.3 back.

February 15: No competition for Dartmouth's Olympians

• No competition Wednesday involving Dartmouth's 14 Olympians. Watch for updates Thursday on Sarah Konrad '89 and Carolyn Treacy '06 in women's biathlon.

February 14: Apps hat trick paces Canada in women's hockey; Macartney 16th in alpine combined

Gillian Apps '06 scored three goals, Katie Weatherston '06 scored one and Cherie Piper '06 added three assists in Canada's 8-1 win over Sweden. Meanwhile, Sarah Parsons '09 had another big night, scoring two goals in USA's 7-3 win over Finland. Both Team Canada and the US team are now 3-0 in the tournament, moving to the medal round beginning February 17.
Scott Macartney '01 finished in 16th place overall in the men's alpine combined competition today. Macartney's total time of 1:40.06 for the downhill and slalom races were 3.70 seconds off the pace of gold medalist Ted Ligety of the USA.

February 13: Konrad 63rd in women's 15-k biathlon

Sarah Konrad '89 finished 63rd in the women's 15-kilometer biathlon competition at Cesana San Sicario today. She finished the course in 59:33.1, more than 10 minutes behind gold medalist Svetlana Ishmouratova of Russia.
Rachel Rochat '95 and her Swiss teammates were on the short end of the score as Finland defeated Switzerland 4-0 in women's hockey this afternoon.

February 12: Swenson is top American finisher in men's cross country; Piper's hat trick and Parsons' two goals lead Canada, USA in women's ice hockey

• In cross country skiing, three-time Olympian Carl Swenson '92 was the top American finisher in the men's 30-kilometer pursuit race.
• In alpine skiing, Scott Macartney '01 was 15th, and one of three Americans in the top 20, in the men's downhill. Macartney finished 1.88 seconds behind gold medalist Antoine Deneriaz of France.
Cherie Piper '06 and Sarah Parsons '09 led their teams to big wins in women's hockey. Piper scored a hat trick in Canada's 12-0 blowout of Russia, while Parsons notched two goals in USA's solid 5-0 win over Germany.

February 11: Canada, USA post impressive opening wins in women's ice hockey

• Canada solidified its favorite status in women's hockey with a convincing 16-0 win over Italy. Gillian Apps '06 scored two goals and three assists, Katie Weatherston '06 had a goal and Cherie Piper '06 added six assists in the win. Meanwhile, Kristin King '02 and Sarah Parsons '09 played key roles in USA's 6-0 win over Switzerland, which featured Rachel Rochat '95.

Complete Olympic results at <www.torino2006.com>

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