Men's Alpine Finishes Fourth in GS at West Mountain

Men's Alpine Finishes Fourth in GS at West Mountain

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. – The Castleton University men's alpine skiing team got off to a quick start in the first run on Sunday morning, but a tough second run dropped the Spartans to a fourth-place finish in the giant slalom at West Mountain.

The Spartans finished with a total time of 6:18.05, just behind Clarkson's third-place time of 6:16.34. Babson claimed first place with a time of 6:08.32, with the University of Connecticut in second at 6:13.41.

Cameron Heald was the top finisher for the Spartans, posting the second-fastest second run of the day to move into fifth place with a total time of 2:04.72. He sat in 19th place after the opening run. Logan Mackie posted a ninth-place finish with a time of 2:05.59, while Anton Smith rounded out Castleton's top-20 finishers with a time of 2:07.74.

Michael Hirschbuhl and Andrew Borden finished 21st and 23rd, respectively, in the field of 60 racers, while Castleton saw a pair of crucial DNFs on the day's second run.

Babson's MacIntyre Henderson and Jack Blanchard finished in the top two spots, while UConn's Brian Chambers placed third.

The Spartans are back in action next Saturday and Sunday at Proctor Academy in Andover, N.H.