Price, Stuercke lead Panthers in giant slalom debut
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Freshman Allison Price (Rutland, Vt.) and junior Hunter Stuercke (Cottonwood Heights, Utah) posted the top finishes for the Plymouth State University alpine ski teams Friday as the Panthers opened the 2017 racing season in a giant slalom race at the Saint Lawrence University Winter Carnival at Whiteface Mountain.
Price placed 24th out of 80 skiers in the women's race, while Stuercke finished 32nd out of 80 on the men's side. Price was followed close behind by senior Charlotte Lemgart (Vaerloese, Denmark), who finished one spot back in 25th.
The Panther women's squad finished in 10th place out of 13 teams, while the Panther men placed 11th out of 13.
Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Giant Slalom
Saint Lawrence Carnival, at Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, N.Y. – Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
Plymouth State Men – 11th of 13 Teams; Plymouth State Women – 10th of 13 Teams
WOMEN'S 1) DAR 119.0 2) MID 110.0 3) UNH 100.0 4) BAT 82.0 5) SMC 68.0 6) UVM 65.0 7) CBC 57.0 8) WIL 53.0 9) SLU 47.0 10) PSU 44.0 11) CSC 43.0 12) HAR 18.0 13) BC 10.0
MEN'S 1) UVM 120.0 2) MID 115.0 3) DAR 99.0 4) CBC 76.0 5) UNH 73.0 6) SLU 68.0 7) SMC 55.0 8) WIL 51.0 8) CSC 51.0 10) BC 26.0 11) PSU 24.0 12) BAT 19.0
* Price was making her intercollegiate debut.
* Also posting solid finishes for the Panthers were junior Danny Blake (Orchard Park, N.Y.), who placed 37th in the men's race, and junior Amelia Rowland (Carrabassett Valley, Maine), who took 43rd in the women's race.
* Dartmouth College outscored Middlebury College in the women's team scoring, while the University of Vermont edged Middlebury for the men's crown.
* The Saint Lawrence Carnival continues on Saturday with a men's and women's slalom races.
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