Poor Conditions Cut Day One Short at NCAA Eastern Championships

Poor Conditions Cut Day One Short at NCAA Eastern Championships

NEWRY, Maine – Poor weather and unsafe course conditions led to a shortened day of racing on Friday, as the Castleton men's and women's alpine skiing teams competed in the giant slalom at the NCAA Eastern Championships at Sunday River.

The day's event was called off after the first run, as the initial runs took longer than planned due to rain and soft conditions. With little daylight remaining, officials wrapped up the race following the completion of the first round of racers.

Matt Couture finished 44th out of the NCAA racers in the men's field with a time of 1:24.85, while Jan Klindic was one of 32 racers that did not finish the course on the day. Erik Brobacke was slated to race, but did not start.

On the women's side, Kylie Mackie finished 63rd out of out of all NCAA racers with a time of 1:24.82, while Linn Ljungemo and Kirsten Kruk failed to finish the course for the Spartans.

The same racers will compete on Saturday in the slalom at Sunday River.