Spartans Place Second in Slalom at West Mountain

Spartans Place Second in Slalom at West Mountain

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. – The Castleton men's alpine skiing team tallied a second-place finish on Sunday in the slalom at West Mountain, using depth to claim the No. 2 spot after multiple Spartans failed to finish the course for the second consecutive day.

Castleton's time of 9:27.88 was well off the pace of the top finisher, Babson (9:10.01), but ahead of the University of Connecticut (9:28.21) and Clarkson (9:41.06). UMass-Amherst rounded out the top five teams with a time of 9:46.16.

Jan Klindic was once again the team's top finisher, placing fourth overall with a time of 1:47.80. The rookie posted back-to-back strong runs, sitting in third after his initial run before being bumped to the No. 4 spot after run No. 2. Erik Brobacke finished ninth overall with a  time of 1:49.26, climbing six spots after his initial run. Andrew Borden finished fourth on the team and 19th overall with a time of 1:55.07, while Nicholas Franssen placed 20th overall at 1:55.93. Erick Robicsek rounded out Castleton's top five with a time of 1:59.53 on the day.

Babson's Dougie Deluca placed first overall with a blazing time of 1:46.61, the only racer to finish faster than 1:47.00 on the day. Chase Ennis from UMass-Amherst placed second with a time of 1:47.12, while Andrew Yoviene's time of 1:47.25 placed him third—just ahead of Klindic.

Castleton is back in action on Friday for the giant slalom at Whiteface in Lake Placid, N.Y.