PSU Ski Teams struggle in slalom at UVM Carnival

PSU Ski Teams struggle in slalom at UVM Carnival

Lemgart, Rowland, Martin lead Panthers with strong finishes

            STOWE, Vt. – It was a disappointing day on the slopes Saturday for the Plymouth State University ski teams as the Panthers raced in the slalom portion of the University of Vermont Winter Carnival at Stowe Mountain.

            Senior Charlotte Lemgart (Vaerloese, Denmark) and junior Amelia Rowland (Carrabassett Valley,Maine) recorded strong finishes for the Panther women. Lemgart crossed the finish line in a season-best 16th place, while Rowland was not far behind in 21st. They were the only two PSU women to finish both runs and the Panthers finished ninth out of 13 teams.

            Freshman Logan Martin (Edwards, Colo.) posted his best finish of the season for the Panther men, placing 20th in a field of more than 75. Unfortunately, he was the only one of PSU's six skiers who completed both runs and the Panthers finished 12th out of 13 teams.



Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Slalom

Univ. of Vermont Carnival, Stowe Mountain, Stowe, Vt. – Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017

Plymouth State Men – 12th of 13 Teams; Plymouth State Women – 9th of 13 Teams

Team Scores:

MEN'S 1) SMC 123 2) DAR 104 3) UNH 102 4) MID 85 5) WIL 75 6) UVM 65 7) BC 51 8) CBC 47 9) CSC 42 10) BAT 41 11) SLU 39 12) PSU 20 13) HAR 18

WOMEN'S 1) DAR 135 2) UVM 111 2) CBC 111 4) SMC 72 5) UNH 64 6) MID 53 7) WIL 51 8) BAT 49 9) PSU 45 10) SLU 43 11) CSC 39 12) BC 28 13) HAR 18



* Lemgart finished in the top 25 for the fifth time in six alpine races this season.

* It was a rough day for PSU's top two skiers, sophomore Freydis Einarsdottir (Gardabaer, Iceland) and freshman Karl Kuus (Toronto, Ont.). Einarsdottir posted the third-best time in the women's first run but was disqualified after a slip-up in the second run, and Kuus was a DNF in the men's first run.

* Saint Michael's College captured its first win of the season by finishing first in the men's team standings, ahead of runner-up Dartmouth College. Dartmouth captured the women's team scoring, ahead of runner-up University of Vermont.



* The EISA circuit moves south to Lyme, N.H. next weekend, Feb. 10-11, for the Dartmouth Carnival at the Dartmouth Skiway (giant slalom on Friday, slalom on Saturday). 

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