Alpine Ski at the Whiteface Mountain Carnival
Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28
Whiteface Mountain—Lake Placid, N.Y.
The Babson College men's and women's alpine ski teams will make the first of what they hope will be two trips to Lake Placid, N.Y., to compete in a pair of giant slalom races this weekend at Whiteface Mountain. Should they qualify, they would return to Whiteface in March for the USCSA National Championships.
LAST TIME AT WHITEFACE
The Babson women came in second on back-to-back days, while the men placed third and fourth in a pair of GS races at Whiteface at the end of last January. Sophomores MacIntyre Henderson and Douglas DeLuca each recorded a podium finishes in last season's men's races. Senior Tatum Alkier came in fourth and sixth in the women's GS races, while senior Michelle Martin and sophomore Elizabeth Baer both added a top-10 result for the Beavers.
SCOUTING THE BABSON WOMEN
Following a fourth-place showing in last Saturday's slalom race at Pat's Peak, the Green and White recorded its second victory of the season in Sunday's GS at Ragged Mountain. Martin placed second, while junior Teagan Mosenthal and Baer finished in fifth and sixth place, separated by just a tenth of a second. Martin has finished no worse than seventh over the season's first three races and owns one of the Beavers' two podium finishes along with Baer's third-place showing in the giant slalom at Okemo back on January 11.
SCOUTING THE BABSON MEN
After opening with a third-place finish in the giant slalom at Okemo to open the season, the Beavers won the slalom at Pat's Peak and the GS at Ragged Mountain last weekend. Sophomore Jack Blanchard claimed his first individual victory in Saturday's slalom and backed it up with a fourth-place finish in the giant slalom on Sunday, while Henderson came in fourth in the slalom and second in the GS for the Green and White. In addition to Blanchard's three top-five results in three races, both Henderson and DeLuca have recorded a pair of top-five finishes to open the year.
MACCONNELL DIVISION RESET
The Beavers enter the third weekend of the regular season as the only teams with multiple MacConnell Division victories this season. The Babson men head to Whiteface in first place leading six-time defending league champion Clarkson by one point and Castleton, which owns a pair of runner-up finishes this season by two points. On the women's side, the Green and White sits one point behind first-place Castleton and two points in front of Connecticut.