QUEENSBURY, N.Y.—The Babson College women's alpine ski team placed four racers in the top nine on its way to winning the giant slalom at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Eastern Regional Championships on Saturday at West Mountain.
The Beavers earned their first team victory of the season by 0.69 seconds over second-place Castleton. Six-time MacConnell Division champion Brown came in third.
First-year Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah) put together a pair of strong runs to finish less than a second off the pace in fourth position with a time of 1:32.28. Junior Michelle Martin (Belmont, Mass.) came in sixth with a time of 1:33.35, while sophomore Teagan Mosenthal (Campton, N.H.) and junior Tatum Alkier (Collingwood, Ontario) finished eighth and ninth, respectively, less than a half-second behind her.
Senior Kristen Sweeney (Westport, Conn.) came in 17th overall with a time of 1:35.16 for the Green and White, which is looking to capture the first regional title in program history.
Babson, which is in position to clinch a second consecutive trip to USCSA nationals, returns to West Mountain to race in the slalom on Sunday.