QUEENSBURY, N.Y.—The Babson College men's alpine ski team claimed three of the top four spots in the individual standings and followed up Saturday's win the giant slalom with a victory in Sunday's slalom to capture its third United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Eastern Regional title in five years at West Mountain.
The Beavers finished nearly three seconds ahead of second-place Castleton and over six seconds ahead of third-place Clarkson to earn its 10th consecutive bid to the USCSA National Championships, which will be held at Mount Bachelor in Bend, Ore., from March 7-10. The Green and White also finished first at the regional championships in both 2013 and 2014.
First-year MacIntyre Henderson (Park City, Utah), who won the GS on Saturday, posted a time of 1:33.66 to come in second in the slalom. Classmate Jack Blanchard (Dover, Mass.) was just 0.16 seconds behind him in third place and fellow first-year Douglas DeLuca (Holderness, N.H.) used the fastest second run in the 50-man field to finish fourth in a time of 1:33.97.
Babson returns to action on Friday when it travels to Sunday River in Newry, Maine, for the two-day NCAA Regional Championships.