PSU Skiers make up GS race at Burke Mountain

Beadon and Ryberg post top finishes for Panthers

            EAST BURKE, Vt. – The Plymouth State University ski teams competed in a giant slalom make-up race on Sunday at Burke Mountain after rescheduling a race that was rained out last month at the University of New Hampshire Carnival at Attitash Mountain.

            There was no team scoring kept Sunday, but the top Panther racers posted some outstanding finishes.  The results of the race will factor into qualifications and seedings at upcoming regional and national championships. This is PSU's first year in the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) circuit.

            Junior Chris Beadon continued his climb up the EISA rankings after posting season-best 12th-place finish among the 87 men's racers.  He was in 22nd place after the first run before turning in the fourth-fastest time in the second run to move up 10 spots.  Four other Panther men placed in the top half, with freshmen Pieter Van Ingen and Andrew Beck coming in 31st and 35th, respectively; senior Willie Colt finishing 37th; and junior Parker Spear winding up 41st.

            Junior Martina Ryberg also turned in another strong performance for the Panther women.  She wound up 21st overall among the 75 racers after finishing 20th on the first run and 18th on the second attempt.  Sophomore Marley Pawlak was the next Panther finisher in 42nd place and classmate Leigh Anne Connors was 48th.

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

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