Massie 22nd in giant slalom at NCAA meet

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 6, 2013
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Marc Massie (Dustin Satloff Photography)

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. --- Marc Massie (Wayzata, Minn.) had the 11th-best second run on his way to finishing 22nd in the men's giant slalom at the NCAA Division I Skiing Championships on Wednesday at Middlebury College's Snow Bowl.

Craig Marshall (Carrabassett Valley, Maine) took 31st place for the Colby men and Jim Ryan (Mendon, Vt.) was 32nd. Cassady Roberts (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) placed 32nd for the Colby women. 

The Mules had 43 points on the day from their four skiers to place 11th of 16 scoring teams.

After posting a first run of 1:03.71, Massie clocked a 1:01.01 on his second trip to finish ninth overall among Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) skiers. Massie is in the NCAA meet for the second time.

Marshall, racing in his first NCAA meet, had runs of 1:03.94 and 1:02.15 for a total time of 2:06.09. Meanwhile, Ryan started with a 1:04.65 on his opening run and followed that with a 1:01.57 for a 2:06.22 in his third national meet.

Roberts, back in the NCAA meet for the second straight year, had a two-run total time of 2:11.26 on runs of 1:06.16 and 1:05.10. 

The Colby skiers are back in action on Friday in slalom racing, with the women beginning the day at 9 a.m.

With men's winner Jonathan Nordbotten (Kolbotn, Norway) leading the way, the University of Vermont seized the overall lead.

Vermont has 227 points after the first of four days of competition. Behind women's champion Kristine Haugen (Lommedalen, Norway), Denver University stands in second with 210.5 points. Colorado (175.5), New Hampshire (165.5) and Utah (164.5) round out the top five entering Thursday's first Nordic events at Rikert Nordic Center.


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