Saints compete in Giant Slalom at UVM Carnival
Friday, February 4, 2011 - 11:03 pm

The St. Lawrence University men's and women's alpine ski teams competed in the giant slalom on Friday at the 2011 UVM Carnival at Mt. Mansfield. Sophomore Ann West led the women's team to a sixth place showing overall, while the rookie duo of Dustin Martin and Ben DeFlavio paced the men's squad.

West posted St. Lawrence's top finish on Friday, landing in 21st overall with a total time of 2:10.63 in the women's GS. The Boulder, CO native was followed closely by teammates Kelly Skinner and Caroline Barry, who each finished within .15 seconds of West to claim 22nd and 23rd place, respectively. The trio combined for 66.0 points in the carnival standings to take sixth place.

Junior Elena Rogers finished in 40th place overall, while rookie Hayley Best (DNF 1st) and sophomore Ashley-Kate Durham (DNF 2nd) also competed for the Scarlet and Brown.

Meanwhile, Martin and DeFlavio tied for 30th place in the men's GS with identical times of 2:07.25. The pairing was joined by junior Scott Houser in the scoring, as the Marblehead, MA native capped the team's scoring with a 33rd place finish.

First-year student Nick Scalia (36th), senior Thatcher Jacques (42nd) and junior Matt Dodge (44th) also represented St. Lawrence in the men's giant slalom.

The host school swept both the team and individual titles on Friday, as UVM won the men's and women's races with 130.0 and 131.0 points, respectively. Kate Ryley claimed the women's race for the Catamounts, while Jonathan Nordbotten took the men's GS.

Both the St. Lawrence men's and women's alpine ski teams will be in action again tomorrow, Saturday, February 5 when they compete in the slalom at the UVM Carnival.