Panther men finish 11th, Panther women 12th
STOWE, Vt. – Plymouth State University senior Chris Beadon (Ridgefield, Conn./Stratton Mountain School) matched his best finish in two years Saturday afternoon with a 12th-place among 83 racers in the slalom race at the University of Vermont Carnival at Stowe Mountain, Vt.
Beadon was in 13th place after his first slalom run and moved up one spot with the 20th-fastest time in the second run. The finish was his best slalom place since PSU joined the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) in 2012 and matched a 12th place finish he earned in the giant slalom a year ago.
Beadon was the only Panther men's skier to finish both runs as the course got the better of many racers; 30 men's skiers did not finish the first run and eight more were DNF's in the second run.
The University of New Hampshire won the men's team scoring with 104 points, with Colby College runner-up (102.5). PSU finished 12th with 23 points, ahead of Colby-Sawyer College (15) and behind Saint Michael's College (31).
Freshman Matilda Ljuden (Uppsala, Sweden) and freshman Eliza Whatley (Carrabassett, Maine) were the top finishers for the Panther women, finishing 38th and 41st, respectively, among the 81 racers. Ljuden was 41st on the first run and 38th on the second, while Whatley was 49th on the first and 43rd on the second. There were 25 women's racers who did finish their first run, including the other four Panthers.
Host UVM and Dartmouth College tied for the team title with 122 points. PSU finished 12th with 23 points, behind 11th-place Saint Michael's (31) and ahead of Colby-Sawyer (15).
The EISA circuit continues next weekend with the St. Lawrence Carnival Friday (GS) and Saturday (SL).
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