Four Spartans Finish in Top 10 in GS at Crotched Mountain

Four Spartans Finish in Top 10 in GS at Crotched Mountain

BENNINGTON, N.H. – The Castleton men's alpine skiing team picked up a third-place finish in Sunday's giant slalom at Crotched Mountain after placing four racers in the top 10 on the day.

Castleton finished just 3.01 seconds off the No. 1 spot, narrowly missing out on a team victory for the second day in a row. Clarkson claimed the top team time on the day, finishing with a time of 5:53.08. Babson finished just in front of Castleton in second place at 5:54.01.

Erik Brobacke was the top Spartan finisher, placing fourth overall after posting the fourth-fastest second run of the day. He crossed with a combined time of 1:58.01, less than one second behind third place. Jan Klindic continued his stellar rookie season, placing seventh overall with a  time of 1:58.93.

Paul Klosterman and Matt Couture finished back-to-back in ninth and 10th place, respectively, as Klosterman registered a time of 1:59.15 and Couture clocked in at 1:59.16.

Sawyer Mattsson and Erick Robicsek each placed in the top 25 as well, with Mattson's finish being the highest of his career.

Andrew Yovienne and Greg Murray of Clarkson topped the 70-racer field, placing first and second at 1:56.99 and 1:57.01, respectively. Babson's Henderson Macintye placed third overall with a time of 1:57.03.

Castleton returns to the slopes next Saturday and Sunday at Blackwater Ski Area for two slalom races.