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February 3, 2012

PSU Ski Teams post solid finishes at UVM Carnival

Panther men place sixth; women 10th

            STOWE, Vt. – The Plymouth State University ski teams turned in their strongest performances of the season Friday in the giant slalom event at the University of Vermont Carnival at Mount Mansfield.

            The Panther men placed sixth out of 13 teams while the Panther women were 10th out of 13 in the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) race.  PSU finished just behind Saint Lawrence University in the men's standings but ahead of Bates, Saint Michael's, Williams, Colby-Sawyer, Colby, Boston College and Harvard.  The PSU women were 10th, ahead of UVM, Colby-Sawyer and BC.

            Host UVM won the team title in the men's GS standings, with the University of New Hampshire and Middlebury College second and third, respectively.  Dartmouth was the winning team in the women's GS, with Bates second and Williams third.

            Juniors Chris Beadon and Parker Spear led the Panther men with top-20 finishes among the 89 racers.  Beadon matched his season best with an 18th place, while Spear was right behind in 20th.  Freshman Pieter Van Ingen was the next Panther finisher, coming in 26th, while seniors Tom Sampson and Willie Colt were 46th and 48th, respectively.

            Sophomore Marley Pawlak was the top finisher for the Panther women, crossing the finish line in 24th place among the 77 racers.  Sophomores Kali St. Laurent and Leigh Anne Connors were in the middle of the pack, finishing 51st and 52nd, respectively.

            The UVM Carnival continues on Saturday with the slalom races. 

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