DANBURY, N.H. – Paul Rechberger's first individual collegiate victory helped lead the Castleton University men's alpine skiing team to third in the giant slalom event at Ragged Mountain on Sunday.
Following a third-place finish after his first run of the day, Rechberger bounced back to post the fastest run time later on in the second go around. The Wilhering, Austria native clocked a combined 1:56.98.
The freshman's performance made it possible for the Spartans to grab third in the event. Behind Babson College (5:55.6) and Clarkson University (5:55.82), Castleton's three scoring athletes notched a 5:56.3, which was less than a second slower than the Beavers.
Second individually for Castleton, Oskar Eriksson placed seventh in the race, finishing to the tune of 1:59.30. Notching 10th, Jan Klindic put together a pair of solid runs (2:00.02), while Anton Smith, Connor Kelly and Cameron Heald wrapped up the top 17 athletes and were within a half-second of the other.
Castleton is back in action at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday for their first International Ski Federation-University event at Whiteface Mountain. Both days will be comprised of giant slalom racing.
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