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February 17, 2013

PSU Ski Teams fare well in slalom at Dartmouth

Beadon leads Panther men; Ljuden tops Panther women

            HANOVER, N.H. – The Plymouth State University ski teams turned in some solid performances Sunday at a slalom race at the Dartmouth Skiway.

            The race was a make-up event from the Dartmouth Carnival, which was cancelled due to high winds on Feb. 9.  There were no team scores in Sunday's race, but the individual results will be used in qualification for NCAA National Championships. Results from the alpine giant slalom were doubled in order to finalize team scoring from the Dartmouth Carnival.

  
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            Senior Chris Beadon (Ridgefield, Conn.) led the way for the men's squad with an 18th place among the 86 racers, as all six Panthers completed both runs.  Beadon has five top-20 finishes in 10 alpine races this season.  Sophomore Pieter Van Ingen (Skaneateles, N.Y.) made his first appearance of the season and brought home 36th place, and the other four Panthers finished between 44th and 54th – senior Parker Spear (Sodus Point, N.Y.) in 44th, freshman Max Martin (Salt Lake City, Utah) in 46th, sophomore Andrew Beck (Lake George, N.Y.) in 49th, and freshman Takehiro Watanabe (Sapporo, Japan) in 54th.

            A pair of freshmen, Matilda Ljuden (Uppsala, Sweden) and Eliza Whatley (Carrabasset, Maine), paced the Panther women.  Ljuden was 42nd and Whatley 44th among the 82 women's racers.

            The EISA circuit will be at Sunday River in Maine next Friday and Saturday for the Eastern Championships hosted by Bates College.

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