PSU Ski teams post strong finishes in slalom at Dartmouth Carnival

PSU Ski teams post strong finishes in slalom at Dartmouth Carnival

Einarsdottir leads Panther women; Kellock, Martin shine for Panther men

            LYME, N.H. – Freshman Freydis Halla Einarsdottir (Gardabaer, Iceland) had another top 10 finish Saturday to lead the Plymouth State University ski teams in the women's slalom portion of the Dartmouth College Winter Carnival at the Dartmouth Skiway.

            Junior Jonny Kellock (Cedar Valley, Ont.) and senior Max Martin (Salt Lake City, Utah) had solid performances for the Panther men with top 20 finishes, leading PSU to sixth place among 13 teams in the men's standings. The PSU women finished in a tied for ninth.

            Einarsdottir captured seventh place among the 67 skiers in the women's race, finishing in the top seven for the fourth time in four slalom races this season. With her strong finish, Freydis moves up to second place in the NCAA Slalom Ranking, and remains third on the slalom start list. She led a Panther contingent that also included senior Katie Burton (Jackson, N.H.) in 41st, sophomore Eklutna Kenney (Weybridge, Vt.) in 51st, and senior Eliza Whatley (Carrabassett, Maine) in 52nd.

            Kellock came in with a career-best 12th place among the 74 men's racers, while Martin was close behind in 17th.  Two other Panthers to complete both runs included sophomore Hunter Stuercke (Cottonwood Heights, Utah) in 40th and senior Takehiro Watanabe (Sapporo, Japan) in 45th.

            The University of New Hampshire took the top spot in the women's team standings with 122 points, compared to 95 for runner-up Colby College and 93 for third-place Dartmouth. PSU was tied with Saint Michael's College for ninth with 44 points, behind eighth-place Saint Lawrence (49) and ahead of 11th-place Boston College (41).

            Dartmouth (118) edged the University of Vermont (112) in the men's standings with Middlebury College (100) this. PSU was sixth with 60 points, well back of fifth-place Saint Michael's (85) and ahead of Williams College (53).

            The Eastern Collegiate Ski Association (EISA) circuit moves to the Williams Carnival next weekend with the giant slalom Friday at Jiminy Peak and the slalom Saturday at Berkshire East.

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