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PSU Ski Teams compete in GS at Dartmouth Carnival

Lemgart, Beck post top finishes for Panthers

            HANOVER, N.H. – Freshman Charlotte Lemgart (Vaerloese, Denmark) and junior Andrew Beck (Lake George, N.Y.) were the top finishers for the Plymouth State University alpine ski teams Friday as the Panthers competed in the giant slalom race of the Dartmouth College Carnival at the Dartmouth Skiway.

            Lemgart finished in 22nd place among the 80 skiers in the women's race, while Beck placed 45th among the 103 racers in the men's half. Lemgart was in 26th place after one run and moved up four spots with the 18th-fastest time in the second run. It's the fifth time in seven races this season that Lemgart has finished in the top 22.  Beck was 52nd after his first attempt, climbing seven spots with a strong second run.

            Sophomore Max Martin (Salt Lake City, Utah), who is ranked seventh in the region in the GS, was in 45th place after one run but fell and did not finish his second run. The other Panther skiers, both men's and women's, all finished their first run but did not crack the top 60 to earn a second run.

            The University of Vermont easily captured the women's team scoring with 136 points, with Dartmouth runner-up with 109.  Middlebury College won a tightly-contested men's title with 111 points, with UVM and Dartmouth tied for second with 109. Plymouth State placed 12th among 14 schools in both standings, scoring 24 points in the women's event, one point behind Colby-Sawyer College, and totaling 16 points in the men's race, two points back of Colby-Sawyer.

            The teams will be back on the mountain Saturday for the slalom portion of the Dartmouth Carnival. 

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