Lebrun-Fortin takes second at Eastern meet

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 22, 2008
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. --- Colby College first-year men's alpine skier Vincent Lebrun-Fortin placed second in the slalom at the Eastern Championships at Middlebury College on Friday.

Lebrun-Fortin had runs of 43.52 and 47.08 for a two-run total time of 1:30.39. The only skier to beat that clocking was Williams College senior Charles Christianson with a 1:30.39 on runs of 43.38 and 46.91.

Lebrun-Fortin helped the Colby men place sixth out of 12 teams despite some bad luck. Josh Kernan finished with a 44.66 in his first run, but had problems on his second trip and finished 38th overall. Sam Witherspoon placed 19th for Colby in 1:33.38.

The Colby women took seventh place as Emily Colin had a 1:43.35 over her two runs for 18th place. Laura Littman took 25th in 1:44.45.

Women's slalom team scores

1. Vermont 126; 2. New Hampshire 115; 3. Middlebury 110; 4. Dartmouth 109; 5. Bates 105; 6. Williams 74; 7. Colby 69; 8. Boston College 68; 9. Colby Sawyer 67; 10. St. Lawrence 55; 11. Saint Michael's'  55; 12. Harvard 31; 13. Massachusetts 19

Colby women's results

18. Emily Colin 1:43.35 (two runs); 25. Laura Littman 1:44.45; 37. Julia Coffin Peck, 1:51.03; 45. Alissa Consenstein, 1:56.67

Men's slalom team scores

1. Vermont 120.5; 2. Middlebury 118; 3. New Hampshire 108; 4. Williams 105; 5. Dartmouth 93; 6. Colby 91.5; 7. Bates 84.5; 8. Saint Michael's 62.5; 9. Massachusetts 57; 10. St. Lawrence 53; 11. Harvard 42; 12. Plymouth State 40

Colby men's results

2. Vincent Lebrun-Fortin, 1:30.60 (two runs); 19. Sam Witherspoon, 1:33.38; 38. Josh Kernan, 1:38.46; 49. Matt Clunan, 1:45.94; 50. Corey Linton, 1:46.49


 
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