BENNINGTON, N.H. – The Castleton University alpine ski team had a pair of individual winners en route to a pair of team wins on Friday afternoon, topping the leaderboards in both slalom races at Crotched Mountain.
The Spartans claimed the top spot as a team in the morning session with a total time of 4:24.03. Babson finished second with a time of 4:28.40, while Clarkson placed third at 2:31.82. UConn and Saint Anselm rounded out the top-five in the nine-team field in the morning races.
Castleton topped the charts once again in the afternoon race, clocking in at 4:36.02. Clarkson finished second in 4:40.79, with UConn third at 4:41.27. Babson and Saint Anselm finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Mackie claimed the first victory of his career with a dominant performance, posting the two fastest runs of the day for a combined total of 1:26.81. Rechberger placed second at 1:27.82, while Cameron Heald registered a sixth-place finish with a time of 1:29.40. Neil Sheehan also placed in the top-20 with a time of 1:34.06.
In the second race of the day, Rechberger topped the podium with a time of 1:30.79, while Mackie placed fourth at 1:32.12. Heald again placed sixth, registering a time of 1:33.11. Anton Smith rounded out the Spartan standouts with a 13th-place finish, clocking in at 1:34.85.
Castleton returns to the slopes at Whiteface Mountain for a giant slalom race on January 26.