Bennington, NH - Sophomore Alex Slemp (Clifton Park, NY) and junior Christian Perryman (West Lebanon, NH) finished one-two in the giant slalom on Sunday as the Clarkson University Men's Alpine Ski team won the second day for the second straight weekend, this time at the St. Anselm's Invitational held at Crotched Mountain.
The Golden Knights' men finished third of 11 teams on Saturday and then followed that up by pacing the field of 13 teams on Sunday. Clarkson's women also fared better on day two, placing fourth of 11 teams on Sunday after a sixth place showing out of 13 teams on Saturday.
On Sunday, Slemp finished first among 67 skiers with a time of 1:50.77, just narrowly edging his teammate Perryman, who took second in 1:50.90. Freshman Sean Donohue (Bolton Landing, NY) rounded out the scoring for the Golden Knights by placing seventh overall in 1:52.13. Overall, Clarkson performed well across the board on Sunday. Senior David Simon (Montvale, NJ) came in sixth place in 1:51.81, leading the Knights' second team at the event. Freshman Austin Florian (Southington, CT) also performed well by taking 13th place in 1:53.23. Rounding out the first team was Chris Gero (St. Albans, VT), who came in 21st place in 1:54.38.
On Saturday, Donohue finished second in each run to place second overall in 1:52.58. He outdistanced his teammates, but Slemp (11th) and Perryman (18th) posted respectable times to place in the top third of the 68 skiers in the slalom event. Four more Clarkson competitors in the top 30, including Christian Avery (Lyme, NH) in 21st, Gero (24th), Ian Williams (Fleischmanns, NY) in 25th, and David Simon in 28th.
For the women, Kelly Rowland (West Windsor, NJ) and Ashley Yoviene (Boston, NY) were consistent over the two days. Rowland came in 11th in the slalom on Saturday with a time of 2:00.28 and then placed 10th in the giant slalom on Sunday in 1:59.56. Yoviene took 16th on Saturday (2:01.19) and 15th on Sunday (2:01.68). Taylor Manderson (Ballston Spa, NY) came in 10th place in her first run, but slumped to 54th in the second run which dropped her to 39th overall on Sunday. Likewise, Sarah Shafer (Petoskey, MI) placed 62nd in her first run, but then rallied to come in 12th in her second run.
On Sunday, Shafer placed 24th overall and Manderson took 31st, with Hailey Gilmore (Woodbury, CT) coming in 38th and Mycala Stebbins (Canandaigua, NY) was 49th.