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Beadon leads PSU Men’s Skiers to GS win at Waterville

(Race Results

            WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Freshman Chris Beadon (Ridgefield, Conn.) was in top form on Sunday, capturing first place among 76 men's skiers and leading Plymouth State University to first place in the nine-team men's standings at the PSU Winter Carnival at Waterville Valley.

            The Panther women also enjoyed another strong day, finishing second among 10 schools for their fifth consecutive runner-up finish.

Chris Beadon             Beadon (right), who placed second in the slalom on Saturday, brought home first place on Sunday for his second overall victory of the season.  He was one of five PSU men to place in the top eight, as junior Peter Ostroski (Intervale, N.H.) finished fourth, classmates Travis Nevins (Henniker, N.H./John Stark) and Willie Colt (Hanover, N.H.) were sixth and seventh, respectively, and freshman Parker Spear (Sodus Point, N.Y.) was eighth.  Ostroski has finished in the top seven in all six races this season and Nevins has four straight finishes in the top six.  Spear has been in the top 10 in five of six races this winter.

            PSU easily won the  men's team scoring, finishing ahead of runner-up Boston College and third-place Colby-Sawyer College.  Babson College and UMass Amherst rounded out the top five. The Panthers have a comfortable lead in the season standings, with Colby-Sawyer second and BC third.

            Senior Alyssa Deane (Casper, Wyoming) and sophomore Kait Pawlak (No. Windham, Vt.) led the Panther women with fourth and fifth place finishes, the exact same spots they finished in Saturday's slalom.  Deane has finished in the top 12 in five of her six races this season while Pawlak made her successful return from an off-season injury.

            Sophomore Katherine Goller (Williston, Vt.) and senior Alex Albrecht (Canterbury, N.H.) were also top 25 finishers for PSU, Goller taking 20th and Albrecht 25th.  Freshman Martina Ryberg (Stockholm, Sweden), who had three victories and a third place in her first four collegiate races, did not finish for the second straight day.

            Colby-Sawyer won the women's team title for the second time this season, with PSU second, UMass Amherst third, Boston College fourth and Babson fifth.  Colby-Sawyer also leads the season standings, with PSU close behind in second and BC a close third.

            The teams will be back on the slopes Friday with a giant slalom race at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, N.H. 

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