Men's Alpine Skiing

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Men's Alpine Ski Places Second in Slalom, Third in GS at West Mountain

Men's Alpine Ski Places Second in Slalom, Third in GS at West Mountain

QUEENSBURY, N.Y.—Sophomore Victor Wiacek (Douglaston, N.Y.) recorded a pair of top-10 finishes as the Babson College men's alpine ski team came in second in the slalom and third in the giant slalom at West Mountain over the weekend.

Castleton, which had already wrapped up the MacConnell Division regular season title, finished first in both the slalom and the GS. The Beavers came in ahead of Clarkson in Saturday's slalom and flipped positions on Sunday in the GS. Babson and the Golden Knights tied for second place in team standings.

Senior Jack Blanchard (Dover, Mass.) posted a two-run time of 1:49.89 in the slalom to grab third place overall, which was 0.71 seconds ahead of classmate MacIntyre Henderson (Park City, Utah), who came in fourth. First-year Liam Mooney (Manchester, Vt.) was fifth with a time of 1:51.36, while Wiacek was less than a tenth-of-a-second behind him in sixth.

First-year Jack Beney (Greenwich, Conn.) came in 10th overall, classmate Zach Roman (Mashpee, Mass.) was a spot behind him in 11th, and senior Sean Robinson (Reno, Nev.) finished 16th. Fellow senior Eli Wolfson (Woodland Hills, Calif.) placed 29th, while first-years Bram Wathen (Mazama, Wash.) and Asa Haskins-Smith (Ithaca, N.Y.) came in 32nd and 41st, respectively.

Roman recorded the Beavers' top finish in Sunday's giant slalom, coming in seventh with a two-run time of 2:11.07. Wiacek, who suffered life-threating injuries in the GS at West Mountain last winter, came in ninth with a time of 2:11.41, while Beney was just 0.42 seconds behind him in 11th position.

Mooney came in 12th, while Robinson and Wolfson placed 16th and 26th, respectively.

The Beavers will take next weekend off before returning to the slopes for the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships at Sugarloaf Mountain on February 22-23.

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