Dunleavy_018Sophomore Avril Dunleavy had her best stretch of the season over the weekend at the Colby Carnival, taking home two top-five finishes to help lead the women’s Alpine team to a third place finish out of thirteen teams.

On Friday, the Dunleavy finished a career-best fourth of 64 competitors in the women’s giant slalom, posting runs of 53.42 and 53.60.

Dunleavy came back on Saturday and powered her way to fifth in the slalom in a combined time of 1:30.75, just .05 behind the fourth place finisher.

Dunleavy is on pace for a second NCAA Championship appearance in her brief Bates career.