PSU Ski Teams finish ninth in Giant Slalom at St. Michael’s Carnival

PSU Ski Teams finish ninth in Giant Slalom at St. Michael’s Carnival

Kuus, Einarsdottir post top times for Panthers

            JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. – Sophomore Karl Kuus (Toronto, Ont.) and junior Freydis Einarsdottir (Gardabaer, Iceland) were the top skiers for the Plymouth State University alpine ski teams Friday as the Panthers competed in the giant slalom at the St. Michael's College Carnival held at Smugglers' Notch Resort.

            Kuus sat in 16th following his opening run of 53.77, but turned in the tenth fastest time in his second run (55.30) to end up in 12th overall with a combined time of 1:49.07. Senior Hunter Stuerke (Cottonwood Heights, Utah) was the second fastest Panther on the men's side, finishing 29th in a field of 98 racers with a combined time of 1:50.85.

            On the women's side, Einarsdottir placed 30th among 86 racers, following up an opening run of 56.97, with a 59.37 second run for a total time of 1:56.34. Sophomore Allison Price (Rutland, Vt.) was the only other Panther to complete a second run, finishing 38th. Price posted a 57.79 opening run, followed by a 59.58 second run.

            Dartmouth College and the University of Vermont split the team titles. UVM earned the win in the women's race with 130 points, edging out Dartmouth (122) and the University of New Hampshire (96), while the Big Green won the men's race with 125 points. UVM (112) and St. Michael's (84) rounded out the top three on the men's side.

            The PSU women finished ninth, earning 36 points to end up just behind Williams College (40), while the men's 44 points narrowly trailed St. Lawrence University (49) for eighth place.

            Both teams are back on the mountain tomorrow for the slalom races.



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