Two broken skies, one sprained ankle, and a lack of experience doomed the Harvard ski team to a ninth-place finish in the NCAA Championships at Dartmouth last Friday and Saturday.
In a field of the top ten teams in the country, the Crimson finished sixth in cross-country, ninth in giant slalom and jumping, and tenth in slalom.
Kim and Jon Chaffee, the cousins who had carried the team for most of the season, both ran into bad luck in the meet. Jon broke a ski on the cross-country track and finished a disappointing 37th. Kim sprained his ankle when he crashed into a gate on the giant slalom course, and was unable to compete in his specialty.