Yates, Price post top-15 finishes to lead Panthers
STOWE, Vt. – Freshman Cooper Yates (Richmond, B.C.) and sophomore Allison Price (Rutland, Vt.) led the Plymouth State University alpine ski teams in the giant slalom on Friday at the UVM Carnival held at Stowe Mountain Resort.
Yates set an impressive time in his first run with a 1.02.22, sitting him in 14th place. He improved on his second run, setting the 12th fastest time with a 1.03.71, placing him 11th overall in the field of 76 racers. Yates was the only Panther on the men's side to complete both runs.
Sophomore Karl Kuus (Toronto, Ont.) set a blistering time on his opening run, laying down the sixth best time with a 1.01.41, but he did not finish his second run of the afternoon.
On the women's side, Price had her best finish of the season, finishing 13th overall. Price opened her day with a first run time of 1.06.06 putting her in 14th place. She then followed that up with with a 1.08.39 on her second run.
Sophomore Rachael Kosik (Goodrich, Mich.) was the only other Panther to finish both runs with a total time of 2.29.30, good enough for 41st overall out of 72 competitors.
The University of Vermont and Dartmouth College once again split the team titles on the first day of the carnival. Dartmouth picked up the win in the women's race with 130 points, followed closely by UVM (126) and the University of New Hampshire (85).
UVM took the top spot in the men's race with 135 points. Dartmouth (105) finished in second, with UNH (100) a close third.
The PSU women finished 10th with 36 points, while the men were 11th with 30 points, just three points behind Harvard University.
The carnival will continue tomorrow as both teams compete in the slalom races.
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