LUDLOW, Vt.—The Babson College men's and women's alpine ski teams combined for seven top-10 finishes on the opening weekend of MacConnell Division competition at Okemo Mountain. The men placed second in the giant slalom and third in the slalom, while the women's squad came in third in the slalom and ninth in the GS.
The Beavers fared well in Thursday's slalom, highlighted by junior MacIntyre Henderson's (Park City, Utah) third-place finish in the men's race. Classmate Sean Robinson (Reno, Nev.) came in sixth overall, while first-year Victor Wiacek (Douglaston, N.Y.) and junior Eli Wolfson (Woodland Hills, Calif.) finished 33rd and 47th, respectively, as the Green and White came in just behind Clarkson and Castleton.
The Babson women recorded a pair of top-10 finishes in the slalom, led by first-year Sarah Mangiacotti's (South Londonderry, Vt.) seventh-place showing in her debut with the Green and White.
Junior Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah) finished ninth overall, while first-year Julia Martin (Belmont, Mass.) came in 15th in her collegiate debut. Senior Olivia Burwell (Manchester Center, Vt.) and first-year Kendall Sargis (Duxbury, Mass.) placed 43rd and 45th, respectively.
After failing to complete two runs in the slalom, junior Jack Blanchard (Dover, Mass.) bounced back by finishing fourth overall in Friday's giant slalom. Henderson put together a pair of strong runs to come in fifth, while Robinson placed 13th. Wolfson also recorded a pair of quality runs to come in 28th as the Beavers posted a runner-up finish behind Castleton.
Mangiacotti added to her strong opening weekend by posting the fastest second run of any female skier to finish in third position. Unfortunately she was the lone skier to complete two runs as Babson slipped all the way to ninth place.
The Beavers return to action on Friday when they travel to Crotched Mountain in Bennington, N.H., to compete in a pair of slalom races.