PSU Ski Teams finish ninth in Giant Slalom at Dartmouth Carnival

PSU Ski Teams finish ninth in Giant Slalom at Dartmouth Carnival

Kuus, Price top Panther finishers

            LYME, N.H. – Sophomore Karl Kuus (Toronto, Ont.) and sophomore Allison Price (Rutland, Vt.) were the top Panther finishers as the Plymouth State University alpine ski teams competed in the giant slalom at Dartmouth Skiway during day one of the Dartmouth Carnival on Friday.

            Freshmen Cooper Yates (Richmond, B.C.) and Gabriella Quimby (Dunstable, Mass.) were the other two Panthers to complete both runs.

            The women were consistent across their two runs. Price opened with the 20th fastest time (1:04.65), then followed with a run of 1:05.99 to place 22nd overall in the field of 62.

            Quimby had the 54th fastest time in each run (1:08.20 and 1:09.62) to earn a 47th place finish on the day.

            On the men's side Kuus finished 18th out of 60 racers, posting a first run of 1:01.66 and a second run of 1:02.25. Yates ended up in a tie for 22nd with runs of 1:02.00 and 1:03.29.

            The University of Vermont won the women's GS with 128 points, narrowly topping Dartmouth College (126). Middlebury College finished third with 97 points. PSU earned 31 points to tie St. Lawrence University for ninth place, eight points in back of Williams College.

            On the men's side, host Dartmouth took home the team title with 136 points, with Middlebury (100) narrowly topping UVM (99) for second. The Panthers accumulated 50 points to end up in ninth place just a single point behind Boston College.

            The carnival will continue tomorrow as both teams compete in the slalom races.



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