Martin leads PSU Ski Teams in giant slalom at Williams Carnival

Martin leads PSU Ski Teams in giant slalom at Williams Carnival

Panther men place eighth; Panther women 11th

            HANCOCK, Mass. – Senior Max Martin (Salt Lake City, Utah) finished in 15th place among more than 70 men's racers Friday to lead the Plymouth State University alpine ski teams in the giant slalom portion of the Williams College Winter Carnival at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort.

            Martin's performance was his fourth top-20 finish in five giant slalom races this season, and his second-best finish this winter behind only the ninth place at the Colby College Carnival at Sugarloaf last month. He led the Panthers to an eighth place among 13 teams in the men's team standings, while the Panthers took 11th out of 13 on the women's side.

            Martin was one of four PSU men's skiers to finish both runs. Junior Kyle Farrow (Collingwood, Ont.) turned in a season-best 32nd-place finish, just ahead of classmate Jonny Kellock (Cedar Valley, Ont.), who was 34th, and sophomore Bryce Eller (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) came in 42nd.

            The Panther women's team had three racers complete both runs. Sophomore Courtney Hayden (Stowe, Vt.) had her top performance of the winter, finishing as PSU's top skier with a 33rd-place. Junior Charlotte Lemgart (Vaerloese, Denmark) crossed the finish line in 41st place, and sophomore Eklutna Kenney (Weybridge, Vt.) was 45th.

            Dartmouth College and the University of Vermont took the top two spots in both team standings; Dartmouth was first in the women's GS with 132 points, ahead of runner-up UVM (122), while UVM claimed the men's GS scoring with 135 points, ahead of runner-up Dartmouth (103).

            Plymouth State was eighth in the men's standings with 52 points, behind seventh-place Boston College (60) and ahead of ninth-place Bates College (44). The PSU women were 11th with 30 points, behind 10th-place Boston College (35) and ahead of 12th-place Colby-Sawyer College (26).

            The Williams Carnival continues on Saturday with the slalom races.

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