PSU Skiers race in slalom at Dartmouth Carnival

Panther men tie for 8th; women place 10th

            LYME, N.H. – It was another solid day on the snow for the Plymouth State University ski teams Saturday as the Panthers competed in the slalom races at the Dartmouth College Carnival at the Dartmouth Skiway.  The Panther men tied for eighth place out of 11 teams while the Panther women placed 10th out of 13.

            National power University of Vermont swept both the men's and women's team titles for the second straight day, with the University of New Hampshire and Middlebury College second and third in the men's scoring and Williams College and Dartmouth in the 2-3 spots for the women. This is PSU's first year in the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) circuit.

            The PSU men tied with Saint Lawrence University for eighth, just behind Williams and ahead of Bates and Colby-Sawyer, while the Panther women were just behind Harvard and ahead of Saint Michael's College, Boston College and Colby-Sawyer.

            Junior Martina Ryberg was the top finisher for the Panthers, crossing the line in 19th place in the women's race.  She was 21st among the 79 racers after one run and moved up two spots after her second run.  Sophomore Marley Pawlak was the next Panther woman to finish, coming in 43rd.

            Junior Chris Beadon paced the Panther men, placing 26th among the 89 racers.  Beadon moved up from 29th in the first run with the 21st-best time on his second attempt. Senior Willie Colt had his best finish of the year, coming in 38th, while junior Parker Spear and freshman Pieter Van Ingen were 42nd and 45th, respectively.

            The Panthers will be back on the slopes next weekend at the Williams Carnival at Jiminy Peak in western Massachusetts.

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