Women's Alpine Advances to USCSA National Championships With Second-Place Finish in Regionals

Women's Alpine Advances to USCSA National Championships With Second-Place Finish in Regionals

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. – The Castleton women's alpine skiing team finished in second place in Sunday's slalom at West Mountain in the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships behind the power of three top-10 finishers.

Castleton's second-place mark put them at second place in the combined standings, and moves them on to the upcoming USCSA National Championships March 7-11 in Bend, Ore.

The Spartans finished with a total time of 5:01.75, nearly two seconds ahead of third-place Babson, which finished at 5:03.37. Brown ran away with the day, finishing at 4L54.96 with two skiers on the podium.

Linn Ljungemo led the Spartans once more, finishing in fourth place with a time of 1:39.29. Kirsten Kruk placed eighth overall, at 1:40.96, while Kylie Mackie tied for 10th place with a time of 1:41.50.

Megan O'Shea and Caitlin Houston also competed for Castleton, checking in at 21st and 26th, respectively. O'Shea finished in 1:44.81, while Houston posted a time of 1:48.20.

Brown's Natalie Pearl was the individual winner on the day with a time of 1:35.94, while her teammate Ali Gunesch was third at 1:38.01. The University of Connecticut's Alexandra Skovran was second on the day at 1:37.05.