West Finishes Fifth in Final EISA Carnival Event of 2010
Feb. 28: The St. Lawrence University men's and women's Alpine ski teams completed the 2010 EISA carnival season on Sunday afternoon in Middlebury, VT. Competing in the Giant Slalom, first-year student Ann West finished in fifth place overall for the women's squad while senior James Andersen was 17th in the men's race.
West, a newcomer to the roster this season, improved her previous collegiate-best finish by 11 places thanks to a combined time of 2:09.47. The fifth place showing was the Boulder, CO native's first career top-5 finish and led the Saints' women's team fifth place as a team.
First-year student Ashley-Kate Durham picked up a 17th place finish, while junior Heidi Robbins capped the team's scoring with a 34th place showing. The trio combined for 82.0 points, only two shy of Dartmouth for fourth place.
Junior Kelly Skinner (39th) and sophomores Elena Rogers (41st) and Mackenzie Irwin (44th) also represented St. Lawrence in the women's GS.
Meanwhile, Andersen raced in a total time of 2:06.28 to net 25.0 points towards the carnival for the St. Lawrence men's team. Fellow senior Michael Wallman turned in a season-best performance to land in 22nd place, while sophomore Jeremy Lawless capped the squad's scoring at 62.0 points by finishing in 30th place.
Sophomore Scott Houser (35th), junior Thatcher Jacques (42nd) and sophomore Matt Dodge (55th) rounded out the Saints' roster in the Men's Giant Slalom.
The University of Vermont swept both the men's and women's events, earning 124.0 and 138.0 points, respectively. The Catamounts also won both of the individual titles, including David Donaldson (2:03.94) on the men's side and Bryana Park (2:08.40) on the women's.
Sunday's race is the final event on the 2010 EISA carnival schedule. The 2010 NCAA Skiing Championships will be held from March 10-13 in Steamboat Springs, CO, with bids to the event to be announced this Monday, March 1st.