LUDLOW, Vt. – Behind Paul Rechberger's second-place finish, the Castleton men's alpine skiing team finished second in its first giant slalom race of the season at Okemo Mountain Resort on Thursday afternoon.
In the highly-contested race, Castleton finished just three seconds behind the first place Clarkson squad and slightly over a second ahead of Babson in third.
Rechberger collected second behind a 2:07.75 combined time. In his first career race for Castleton, the freshman crossed the line in 1:01.46 (2nd) before notching a 1:06.29 (3rd) in the later race. Rechberger was 0.99 seconds behind the first place skier.
Taking 10th, 11th and 13th for the Spartans were Oskar Eriksson (2:11.94), Anton Smith (2:11.95) and Connor Kelly (2:12.03). The latter placed 15th in the first run, before remaining steady and capturing sixth in the second race.
Castleton returns to action at 9:30 a.m. on Friday to compete in the slalom at Okemo.
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