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PSU Ski Teams fare well in slalom at Dartmouth Carnival

Martin leads Panther men; Lemgart tops Panther women

            HANOVER, N.H. – The Plymouth State University ski teams had their most consistent day of the season Saturday in the slalom portion of the Dartmouth College Carnival at the Dartmouth Skiway, with five of the six women and four of the six men completing both runs and finishing in the top 50.

            Sophomore Max Martin (Salt Lake City, Utah) and freshman Charlotte Lemgart (Vaerloese, Denmark) were the top finishers for the Panthers.  Martin finished 24th among the 102 skiers in the men's race, including 16th among collegiate racers, while Lemgart was 25th among the 82 entrants in the women's race.

            Three Panther men finished between 36th and 46th, with sophomore Takehiro Watanabe (Sapporo, Japan) 36th, freshman Brandon Sutton (Thornbury, Ont.) 45th and freshman Kyle Farrow (Collingwood, Ont.) 46th.

            Four Panther women placed between 46th and 61st, with senior Catherine Masson (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) 46th, sophomore Eliza Whatley (Carrabasset, Maine) 48th, sophomore Katie Burton (Jackson, N.H.) 49th, and senior junior Leigh Anne Connors (Lake Placid, N.Y.) 61st.

            The Panther men tied with Saint Michael's College for sixth place in the team standings with 60 points; The University of Vermont captured the men's title with 141 points and the University of New Hampshire was second with 100.  The Panther women finished 11th with 31 points; Dartmouth won the women's scoring with 108 points, ahead of runner-up UNH (99).

            The Panther teams will be back on the slopes next Friday and Saturday for the Williams College Carnival held at Jiminy Peak (Mass.). 

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