Ryan, Roberts lead alpine teams in opener

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 14, 2011

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. --- Jim Ryan placed 16th in his first race with the Colby College men's alpine team and Cassady Roberts had the top finish for the women on Friday in the giant slalom at Whiteface Mountain.

Ryan had times of 1:03.81 and 1:02.83 for a two-run total clocking of 2:06.64. Justin Sperry took 24th place in 2:08.31 and William Randall finished 26th with a 2:08.94. The Mules finished in sixth place out of 12 teams despite having a few key skiers with problems. Brian Morgan had the fastest Colby time on the first run with a 1:03.30, but had problems on his second trip down the hill. Marc Massie had a 1:04.41 and Matthew McKenna added a 1:04.94 on their first runs, but did not finish their second runs.

Roberts led the Colby women with a 2:15.47 over her two runs to take 23rd place. Brittney Ziebell finished in 30th with a 2:19.23. Maddie Strachota had a 1:07.41 on her  first run and Natalie Biedermann had a 1:08.12, but both had DNF's on the second run. 

Men's giant slalom team scores                

1. Vermont 138; 2. Middlebury 120; 3. New Hampshire 95; 4. St. Lawrence 77; 5. Dartmouth 74; 6. Colby 71; 7. Williams 64; 8. Bates 63; 9. Saint Michael's 42; 10. Harvard 33

Colby men's results                

16. Jim Ryan, 2:06.64 (1:03.81, 1:02.83); 24. Justin Sperry, 2:08.31 (1:03.99, 1:04.32); 26. William Randall, 2:08.94 (1:04.76, 1:04.08); 44. Brian Morgan 2:28.14 (1:03.30, 1:24.84)

Women's giant slalom team scores                

1. Vermont 141; 2. St. Lawrence 92; 3. Dartmouth 90; 4. Harvard 82; 5. Williams 80; 6. New Hampshire 78; 7. Middlebury 74; 8. Bates 50; 9. Saint Michael's 46; 10. Colby 44

Colby women's results                

23. Cassady Roberts, 2:15.47 (1:07.33, 1:08.14); 30. Brittney Ziebell, 2:19.23 (1:08.90, 1:10.33); 39. Maddie Strachota, 2:46.60 (1:07.41, 1:39.19); 44. Natalie Biedermann, 3:54.57 (1:08.12, 2:46.45)        


 
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