Women's Alpine Skiing

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Men Post First Victory, Women Finish Second in GS at West Mountain

Men Post First Victory, Women Finish Second in GS at West Mountain

QUEENSBURY, N.Y.—The Babson College men's alpine ski team placed four competitors in the top five to capture its first team victory of the season in the men's giant slalom, while the women put six skiers in the top 16 to record its third runner-up finish in as many races on Saturday at West Mountain.

First-year MacIntyre Henderson (Park City, Utah) came in first overall with a time of 1:37.45 to edge out classmate Douglas DeLuca (Holderness, N.H.) by just 0.36 seconds as the Beavers swept the top two spots to finish ahead of second-place Clarkson and third-place Castleton. Junior T.J. Pope (Bountiful, Utah) finished fourth and first-year Chase Dwyer (East Burke, Vt.) moved up four spots with a strong final run to place fifth.

First-year Jack Blanchard (Dover, Mass.) came in 11th less than two seconds off the pace, while junior John Boland (Waitsfield, Vt.) finished 18th. Senior Max Barber (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and first-year Eli Wolfson (Woodland Hills, Calif.) placed 29th and 30th, respectively.

In the women's race, first-year Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah) put together a pair of solid runs to finish less than a half-second behind the winner in fourth place. Juniors Michelle Martin (Belmont, Mass.) and Tatum Alkier (Collingwood, Ontario) were separated by just 0.28 seconds, while sophomore Teagan Mosenthal (Campton, N.H.) finished just 0.12 seconds behind Alkier as the trio claimed positions 12 through 14.

Senior Megan Jones (Essex, Mass.) was 15th and classmate Kristen Sweeney (Westport, Conn.) came in 16th for the Green and White, which finished just 0.12 seconds behind first-place Brown. Castleton came in third overall, while Clarkson and Connecticut rounded out the top five.

Sophomore Olivia Burwell (Manchester Center, Vt.) and junior Alexis Kane (North Syracuse, N.Y.) placed 23rd and 36th, respectively for the Beavers.

Babson returns to West Mountain on Sunday morning to compete in the slalom beginning at 9:30 a.m.