Mar. 1: After being forced to wait a day to compete in the Giant Slalom due to unsafe skiing conditions, the St. Lawrence University men's and women's Alpine teams took to the slopes again on Sunday to complete competition at the 2009 EISA Championships hosted by Colby. Leading the Saints in the GS were junior James Andersen and first-year student Lindsay Cone, who each picked up a top-6 finish.
Andersen, who will join Cone at the 2009 NCAA Championships in two weeks at Sunday River, was the team's top finisher on Sunday. The Putnam Valley, NY native placed fifth overall with a time of 1:48.64, only .37 seconds off of a podium finish.
Joining Andersen in the scoring in the men's race were first-year student Scott Houser and sophomore Holland Davis, who brought the team's total to 75.0 points, landing the Scarlet and Brown in sixth position as a team. Houser earned his best collegiate finish in 21st place with a combined time of 1:52.29 while Davis completed the scoring in 30th place (1:55.32).
Senior captain Doug Brown, competing in his final collegiate race, took 32nd place with a time of 1:55.52 while junior Graham Flinn rounded out the team's roster in the Men's Giant Slalom in 34th position (1:56.42).
On the women's side, Cone continued to perform at a high level with a sixth place overall finish in the Women's GS. The Killington, VT native raced in a time of 1:53.72, only .37 off of a podium finish. It was Cone's ninth consecutive top-8 finish.