CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – For the second consecutive year, the Castleton University men's alpine ski team claimed the overall United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Eastern Regional title after winning the slalom at Sugarloaf Mountain on Sunday.
The Spartans' first-place finish—along with their second-place finish in Saturday's giant slalom—gave them the overall title for the third time in the last four seasons and gives them a spot in the USCSA National Championships in mid-March. Castleton posted a total time of 2:04.13 in a shortened event, as racers took just one run due to worsening conditions that forced the closure of the mountain. Babson finished second at 2:05.94, while the University of Connecticut—which claimed Saturday's giant slalom crown—placed third at 2:07.92.
Paul Rechberger landed the individual title in Sunday's slalom, laying down the day's fastest run with a time of 40.63. Jan Klindic finished fourth overall with a time of 41.51, while Anton Smith finished eighth overall at 41.99. Logan Mackie gave the Spartans four finishers inside the top-10, clocking in with a time of 42.15 for a ninth-place finish.
Babson's Jack Blanchard finished second overall individually with a time of 40.94, while Clarkson's Andrew Yoviene rounded out the individual podium finishers in the slalom with a time of 41.08.
Castleton continues its season March 13-16 at Snow King Mountain Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at the USCSA National Championships.