Clarkson's alpine ski team fifth among 19 teams at USCSA Nationals in Sun Valley, Idaho
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:51 am

SUN VALLEY, Idaho -- On a day when nearly half the field couldn't complete their runs, the Clarkson University Alpine Ski team was able to get three competitors down the mountain with outstanding times as the Golden Knights placed fifth among 19 teams in the giant slalom at the USCSA Nationals.

With three skiers placing in the top 30, the Knights were able to survive and score well despite two others succumbing to the course. On Thursday, the Clarkson women will return to action, competing in the slalom.

Junior Christian Perryman (West Lebanon, NH) was the top finisher for Clarkson, placing 17th among 97 skiers with a time of 2:12.72. Senior David Simon (Montvale, NJ) raced down the course in 2:14.93 to take 21st place and sophomore Alex Slemp (Clifton Park, NY) came in 26th place with a time of 2:17.84.

Junior Chris Gero (St. Albans, VT) and freshman Sean Donohue (Bolton Landing, NY) were among a significant amount of skiers who either didn't finish their runs or were disqualified. Forty-three of the 97 skiers did not score for their teams on Wednesday.