Einarsdottir leads PSU Ski Teams in slalom at Williams Carnival

Einarsdottir leads PSU Ski Teams in slalom at Williams Carnival

Panther women place sixth; Panther men seventh

            CHARLEMONT, Mass. – Freshman Freydis Halla Einarsdottir (Gardabaer, Iceland) turned in another outstanding performance Saturday to lead the Plymouth State University alpine ski teams in the slalom portion of the Williams College Winter Carnival at Berkshire East Mountain Resort.

            Einarsdottir finished fourth overall among the 70-plus skiers in the women's slalom, including the fastest time on the course in the second run (58.58 seconds). The Panther rookie has amazingly finished in the top seven in all five slalom races this season, and remains in the top three in the NCAA rankings. She led the Panthers to a sixth-place finish among 13 schools in the women's standings, while the Panthers took seventh out of 13 on the men's side.

            Einarsdottir was one of three PSU women's skiers to finish both runs. Junior Charlotte Lemgart (Vaerloese, Denmark) crossed the finish line in 25th place, and sophomore Eklutna Kenney (Weybridge, Vt.) was 44th.

            Senior Max Martin (Salt Lake City, Utah) finished in 12th place among more than 70 men's racers. Martin has three top 20 finishes in five slalom races this season, and seven top 20 finishes in 10 alpine races overall.

            Martin was one of three PSU men's skiers to finish both runs. Senior Takehiro Watanabe (Sapporo, Japan) finished in a season-best 20th place, and sophomore Bryce Eller (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) came in a season-best 38th.

            Dartmouth College finished atop both the men's and women's team standings; the women scored 128 points to place ahead of runner-up University of Vermont (109) while the men scored 124 compared to 104 for runner-up Middlebury College.

            Plymouth State was sixth in the women's standings with 65 points, behind fifth-place Colby College (71) and ahead of seventh-place Bates College (59). The PSU men were seventh with 60 points, behind sixth-place Williams (73) and ahead of eighth-place Boston College (54).

            The Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) season wraps up next Friday and Saturday at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl with the EISA Championships and NCAA Regionals.

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