LAKE PLACID, N.Y.—The Babson College women's alpine ski team grabbed three of the top seven spots on the individual leaderboard on the way to a second-place finish, while the men came in fourth in the giant slalom at Whiteface Mountain on Friday.
Sophomore Tatum Alkier (Collingwood, Ontario) finished fourth with a time of 2:10.97, while senior Kristen Sweeney (Westport, Conn.) and junior Michelle Martin (Belmont, Mass.) crossed the finish line just 0.10 seconds apart to place sixth and seventh, respectively, for the Beavers. The runner-up result was the fourth in five races for the Green and White, which was just 6.14 seconds off the pace of first-place Brown.
Sophomore Teagan Mosenthal (Campton, N.H.) came in 12th to post her top finish of the season, while senior Megan Jones (Essex, Mass.) finished in 16th position. First-year Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah), who entered the day with a run of four consecutive top-10 results, did not complete her first run.
Following back-to-back victories last weekend at West Mountain, the Babson men slipped to fourth place behind Clarkson, Connecticut and Castleton after just three of its five skiers completed two runs. First-year MacIntyre Henderson (Park City, Utah) came in second overall with a time of 2:05.66 to record his third consecutive top-five result.
Classmate Sean Robinson (Reno, Nev.) finished 15th overall with a time of 2:11.60, which was just over a second faster than fellow first-year Jack Blanchard (Dover, Mass.), who came in 16th overall. Junior T.J. Pope (Bountiful, Utah) and first-year Douglas DeLuca (Holderness, N.H.) were unable to complete their first run.
The Beavers will compete in a second giant slalom race at Whiteface on Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m.