NEWRY, Maine--The Babson College men's and women's alpine ski teams competed at the NCAA Reagional Championships for the first time since 2013 over the weekend at Sunday River. The women's team placed 12th in the giant slalom on Friday and 13th in Saturday's slalom, while the men's squad came in 13th in both the GS and the slalom.
Junior Tatum Alkier (Collingwood, Ontario) was the Beavers top female racer as she recorded a 30th-place showing in the slalom to go along with a 57th-place result in the GS. First-year Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah) came in 36th in the giant slalom, which was called after the first run due to dangerous course conditions. Senior Kristen Sweeney (Westport, Conn.) also qualified for the regionals, but did not compete.
First-year Sean Robinson (Reno, Nev.) was the lone Babson skier to finish both men's races as he placed 31st in Saturday's slalom after posting a 45th-place result in the GS on Friday. Classmates MacIntyre Henderson (Park City, Utah) and Douglas DeLuca (Holderness, N.H.), who finished 45th and 48th, respectively, in the giant slalom, failed two finish both runs in Saturday's slalom.
Babson will return to the slopes next week when the men's and women's teams travel to Bend, Ore., to compete in the USCSA National Championships at Mount Bachleor beginning on March 7.