QUEENSBURY, N.Y.—The Babson College men's alpine ski team recorded its second victory of the season and the women's squad came in third in the opening giant slalom race of the weekend at West Mountain on Saturday.
The Beavers finished just over two seconds ahead of second-place Castleton and have now won two of the last three MacConnell Division races. Clarkson was 2.25 seconds behind the Spartans in third place.
Junior MacIntyre Henderson (Park City, Utah) had the fastest time of any skier on his first run and finished in second place just 0.06 seconds behind Thomas Daigle of Clarkson. Classmate Jack Blanchard (Dover, Mass.) came in just a tenth of a second behind him to finish third as both competitors recorded their third straight podium finish in the GS.
On the women's side, Babson placed third behind first-place Castleton and second-place Brown. The Beavers, who won last weekend's second GS race at Whiteface Mountain, have posted four top-three results.
Sophomore Sarah Mangiacotti (South Londonderry, Vt.) was the team's top finisher in fourth place less than four seconds off the pace of Castleton's Karoline Rettenchacher. Junior Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah) came in seventh a little over a second behind Mangiacotti, and first-year Julia Martin (Belmont, Mass.) moved up nine spots on her second run to place 15th overall.
Senior Olivia Burwell (Manchester Center, Vt.) crossed the finish line less than a second behind Martin in 16th position.
The Beavers return to the slopes on Sunday for its final giant slalom race of the league season beginning at 9:30 a.m.