Martin leads PSU Ski Teams in giant slalom at Dartmouth Carnival

Martin leads PSU Ski Teams in giant slalom at Dartmouth Carnival

Both Panther men and women place 11th

            LYME, N.H. – Senior Max Martin (Salt Lake City, Utah) posted the top finish for the Plymouth State University alpine ski teams Friday with a 17th place finish in the men's giant slalom portion of the Dartmouth College Winter Carnival at the Dartmouth Skiway.

            Martin placed 17th out of 75 skiers in the men's race, his third top 20 finish in four GS races this winter and his second-highest finish. He was the top performer as both PSU men's and women's teams placed 11th out of 13 schools in the team standings.

            Two other Panther men completed both runs, as junior Kyle Farrow (Collingwood, Ont.) came in 46th and senior Takehiro Watanabe (Sapporo, Japan) was 50th.

            The Panther women's team had five of its six racers complete both runs. Junior Charlotte Lemgart (Vaerloese, Denmark) led the way, crossing the line in 29th place among the 70 competitors. Sophomore Courtney Hayden (Stowe, Vt.) finished 38th, followed by senior Eliza Whatley (Carrabassett, Maine) in 50th, senior Katie Burton (Jackson, N.H.) in 56th, and sophomore Eklutna Kenney (Weybridge, Vt.) in 59th.

            PSU freshman standout Freydis Halla Einarsdottir (Gardabaer, Iceland) was in ninth place after the first run but did not finish her second attempt.

            The University of Vermont swept the men's and women's team standings. The UVM men scored 135 points, compared to 106 for runner-up Middlebury College and 99 for third-place University of New Hampshire.  The UVM women scored 116 to edge runner-up UNH (11), with Dartmouth a close third (109).

            The PSU men were 11th with 35 points, behind 10th-place Bates College (36) and ahead of 12th-place Williams College (23). The PSU women were 11th with 32 points, behind 10th-place Saint Michael's College (41) and ahead of 12th-place Colby-Sawyer College (14).

            The Dartmouth Carnival continues on Saturday with the slalom races.

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