The St. Lawrence University alpine ski teams raced in the giant slalom on Friday on the opening day of the 2014 Colby Carnival at Sugarloaf. Senior Dustin Martin paced the Saints with a 17th place finish on the men's side.
Martin raced in a combined time of 2:14.30, good for his seventh career top-20 showing and 19.0 points towards the carnival. The Stowe, VT native moved up the standings thanks to a top-20 second run. Martin was joined in the scoring for the Saints by Ben DeFlavio and Loudon Fruth, who finished 31st and 33rd respectively, as the men's team was eighth place overall.
Dylan Murtha finished in 37th place while Nick Stenicka and Graham Scott did not finish.
The St. Lawrence women's alpine team also finished in eighth place as it was led by a trio of underclassmen including sophomore Amie Lonza and first-year students Sophia Frankenburg and Alita Rogers. Lonza earned a career-best 22nd place finish to earn 13.0 points, while Frankenburg and Rogers followed in 27th and 30th place, respectively.
Ciar Colgan, Allison Visconti and Maria Hillenbrand did not finish their opening runs of the GS.
The University of Vermont had both individual winners, as Kate Ryley won the women's race and Travis Dawson claimed the men's top spot. Though the Catamounts were victorious on the men's side in the team competition, Colby College won the women's title.
The Saints alpine teams will compete on day two of the second stop on the 2014 EISA schedule tomorrow, Saturday, January 18 in the slalom.