Einarsdottir posts strong finish for PSU Ski Team

Einarsdottir posts strong finish for PSU Ski Team

Panthers compete in slalom race at Colby Carnival

            CARRABASSETT, Maine – Freshman Freydis Halla Einarsdottir (Gardabaer, Iceland) turned in another one of the top performances in Plymouth State University's ski racing history on Saturday, bringing home fourth place overall in the women's slalom portion of the Colby College Winter Carnival at Sugarloaf.

            Einarsdottir finished fourth among the 66 competitors in the first run of the women's slalom, and came back with the third-fastest time on the second run on the course to capture fourth place overall. It is the best finish for a Panther skier since the team joined the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) in 2012. Einarsdottir placed fifth in the slalom last week at the Bates Carnival at Sunday River.

            Einarsdottir was one of three Panther women who completed both runs, as sophomore Czarinna Cochrane (Carrabasset, Maine) placed 44th and senior Eliza Whatley  (Carrabasset, Maine) came in 46th. PSU placed eighth among the 13 women's teams with 35 points, right behind Middlebury College (65) and just ahead of Saint Lawrence University (48).

            Junior Jonny Kellock (Cedar Valley, Ont.) had an outstanding performance for the Panther men, capturing 15th place among 65 racers in the men's event. Kellock was 20th after the first run but moved up five spots with a strong second run. Sophomore Danny Blake (Orchard Park, N.Y.) turned in a solid day with a 44th-place overall for the two runs.

            The PSU men finished ninth among 13 teams with 35 points, right behind Williams (43) and ahead of Saint Lawrence (33).

            Dartmouth won the women's slalom team scoring with 136 points, besting runner-up University of New Hampshire (101) and third-place Colby College (89). The University of Vermont took the men's scoring with 116 points, ahead of runner-up UNH (109) and third-place Middlebury (107).

            The EISA circuit continues next weekend at the UVM Carnival at Stowe Mountain, with the GS on Friday and the slalom on Saturday.

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