Men's alpine second in slalom

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 27, 2009
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Emily Colin

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – Colby College alpine head coach Danny Noyes thought that skiing at Sugarloaf would be an advantage for his teams at the Colby College Ski Carnival/Eastern Championships on Friday.

Noyes was right on target about his prediction.

The Colby men’s alpine team had three skiers in the top 12 and finished second overall in the slalom, while women’s skier Emily Colin finished in 10th overall. The Mules practice at Sugarloaf during the season and are hosting the Eastern Championships for the first time.

Despite being able to do just one run, the Colby men made the most of the lone trip down the hill. Vincent Lebrun-Fortin (Montreal, Quebec) placed third with a time of 45.30 and Josh Kernan made it two Colby skiers in the top five by placing fifth in 46.17. Brian Morgan had one of his best runs of the season in taking 12th in 47.89.

Colin, who needs good finishes for a chance to make the NCAA meet, came up big with a 10th in 45.65. Dana Breakstone finished 22nd in 48.32 and Alison Brandeis was 27th in 49.64.

University of New Hampshire won the men’s competition with 120 points, while Colby was a solid second with 111. University of Vermont had 102 for third place and Dartmouth College was fourth with 88.

The Colby women took seventh place with 68 points.

Racing resumes Saturday with giant slalom competition.

Men’s slalom team scores: 1. New Hampshire 120; 2. Colby 111; 3. Vermont 102; 4. Dartmouth 88; 5. Williams 81; 6. Bates 67; 7. Saint Michael’s 60; 8. St. Lawrence 60; 9. Middlebury 49; 10. Harvard 32; 11. UMass 31

Colby results: 3. Vincent Lebrun-Fortin, 45.30; 5. Josh Kernan, 46.17; 12. Brian Morgan, 47.89

Women’s slalom team scores: 1. Dartmouth 138; 2. Middlebury 99; 3. New Hampshire 92; 4. Vermont 86; 5. Bates 79; 6. St. Lawrence 76; 7. Colby 68; 8. Williams 64; 9. Saint Michael’s 37; 10. Harvard 13

Colby results: 10. Emily Colin, 45.65; 22. Dana Breakstone, 48.32; 27. Alison Brandeis, 49.64


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