PSU Skiers wind up season in GS at Middlebury

Beadon posts top performance for Panthers

            MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Plymouth State University ski teams wrapped up their first season in the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Saturday with a solid effort in the giant slalom races at the EISA Championships/Middlebury Carnival at the Middlebury Snow Bowl. The Panthers finished ninth out of 13 schools in the men's scoring and 13th overall in the women's standings.

            EISA powerhouse University of Vermont captured the GS titles for both men and women, with the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College taking second and third in the women's scoring and Saint Lawrence University and Middlebury finishing 2-3 in the men's.  The PSU men were ninth, finishing ahead of Boston College, Colby-Sawyer College, Bates College and Harvard University.

            Junior Chris Beadon led the way for the Panthers, placing 22nd among the 73 skiers in the men's race.  Beadon was 25th after the first run and move up three spots with the 19th-best time on the second run.

            Freshman Peter Van Ingen was the next finisher for the Panther men, coming in 40th.  Sophomore Marley Pawlak was the top placer for the PSU women, finishing 52nd among the 69 racers in the women's event. 

            Both Panther teams were competitive in their first season in the EISA but fell short of qualifying for the NCAA Skiing Championships.

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