LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The Castleton women's alpine skiing team picked up a fourth-place finish out of nine teams in Saturday's giant slalom event at Whiteface Mountain, placing two racers in the top 10 along the way.
Caitlin Houston picked up a top-20 finish, clocking in at 2:19.77 for 19th place overall. Emily Burke finished 22nd overall at 2:24.07, while Megan O'Shea placed 24th overall at 2:25.27. Kirsten Kruk was sitting in seventh place after the day's initial runs, but she failed to finish her second run and was bumped from the leaderboard.
Castleton posted a time of 6:48.31 as a team, finishing behind Brown (6:32.93), Babson (6:37.55) and the University of Connecticut (6:41.74), respectively.
Brown's Ali Gunesch was the top racer on the day, pacing the field with a time of 2:09.93, while teammate Natalie Pearl was third overall with a time of 2:11.17. UConn's Alexandra Skovran finished in second place with a time of 2:10.56.
Castleton returns to action next Saturday, competing in the slalom at Crotched Mountain.