HENNIKER, N.H.—Sophomore Jack Blanchard (Dover, Mass.) recorded the first victory of his career to lead the Babson College men's alpine ski team to a first-place finish in the slalom at Pat's Peak on Saturday. The women's team, which opened the season with a victory back on January 11 at Okemo, came in fourth overall.
Blanchard had the fastest second run of any skier and posted a two-run time of 1:33.99 to win by 0.37 seconds. Sophomore MacIntyre Henderson (Park City, Utah) came in fourth with a time of 1:36.45, which was 0.13 seconds faster than classmate Douglas DeLuca (Holderness, N.H.), who was fifth.
Sophomore Sean Robinson (Reno, Nev.) finished in 10th place, while classmate Eli Wolfson (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and senior John Boland (Waitsfield, Vt.) came in 23rd and 36th, respectively, for the Beavers.
The Babson women were led by seniors Tatum Alkier (Collingwood, Ontario) and Michelle Martin (Belmont, Mass.), who both recorded their second consecutive top-10 finish. Alkier came in fourth overall with a time of 1:37.02, which was just shy of three seconds ahead of Martin, who placed seventh.
Senior Alexis Kane (North Syracuse, N.Y.) came in 27th overall and junior Teagan Mosenthal (Campton, N.H.) placed 35th. Sophomore Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah), who was sixth after the first run, was unable to complete her second run of the day for the Green and White.
Babson returns to action on Sunday morning when it takes part in the giant slalom at Ragged Mountain in Danbury, N.H.