Men's Alpine skiing pair finishes in top 20 during final day of Saint Lawrence Carnival
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Saint Michael's College Alpine skiing sophomore Fredrik Sandell (Oslo, Norway/Donski Alpine) and first-year Brad Farrell (West Windsor, Vt./Sharon Academy) both finished among the top 20 in the slalom on Saturday during the final day of the Saint Lawrence University Carnival. The Alpine and Nordic squads combined to place 10th out of 16 institutions, with 219.5 points, moving from 12th after day one.
The University of Vermont won the meet, with 1,013 points, as the Alpine races were contested at Whiteface Mountain, and Nordic occurred at Mount Van Hoevenberg.
Farrell's two-run combined time of 1:24.86 allowed him to take 15th, while Sandell improved from 27th after his first run to finish 17th at 1:25.38. Junior Carl-Oscar Bredengen (Oslo, Norway/Donski Alpine) held down the Purple Knights' third scoring position, placing 31st in 1:28.54, just edging out first-year Kevin Krone (Copper Mountain, Colo./Summit) and his composite time of 1:28.77. Men's Alpine tied for seventh.
During the women's slalom, senior Gabbi Hall (San Anselmo, Calif./Forest Charter School) was 34th in 1:38.67 to pace the squad. First-year Nicole Cordingley (Litchfield, N.H./Campbell) clocked in at 1:41.06, and senior Christina Billotti (Massapequa, N.Y./Green Mountain Valley School) totaled 1:43.08 over her two runs.
In the Nordic 3K prologue freestyle, senior Colin Delaney (Lake Placid, N.Y./National Sports Academy) paced the men by tying for 32nd out of 87 racers in 8:24.2. Sophomore Isaiah St. Pierre (Charlestown, N.H./Fall Mountain Regional) and first-year Samuel Fogg (Rutland, Vt./Rutland) were the next two finishers.
The top three women finished within 13.8 seconds of one another. Junior Silke Hynes (Burlington, Ontario/Milton District), sophomore Chloe Boutelle (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs) and senior Katlyn Keane (Bethel, Maine/Telstar Regional) clocked in at 10:30.7, 10:42.0 and 10:44.5, respectively.
The Purple Knights head to the Colby College Carnival next weekend. The Alpine races are slated for Friday at Sugarloaf Mountain prior to the Nordic competition beginning on Saturday.