Mangiacotti Takes Home All-America Honors in National Championships Debut for Beavers
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.—Sophomore Sarah Mangiacotti (South Londonderry, Vt.) put together a pair of strong runs to finish sixth overall as the Babson College women's alpine ski team placed fifth in the giant slalom at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships on Tuesday at Snow King Mountain.
The Beavers, who are making their fourth consecutive appearance at nationals, finished just over half a second in front of sixth-place Connecticut. Sierra Nevada took first place by more than 17 seconds over runner-up Castleton, while two-time defending championsRocky Mountain and St. Olaf came in third and fourth, respectively.
Mangiacotti was in fourth place after her opening run and finished with a total time of 2:04.44 to earn All-America honors in her national championship debut. Junior Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah) moved up three spots after her initial run to place 21st with a time of 2:08.82, while first-year Julia Martin (Belmont, Mass.) climbed 10 spots with a strong second run to come in 45th overall with a time of 2:16.91.
Babson returns to the slopes for the slalom portion of the national championships on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET.