Saints' Lawless earns first collegiate Top-10 in slalom at SLU Carnival
St. Lawrence University graduate student Jeremy Lawless recorded his first collegiate top-10 finish on Saturday, as both the Saints' men's and women's alpine ski teams finished in seventh place in the slalom at the home carnival in Lake Placid, NY.
The St. Lawrence Carnival, the first full event on the EISA circuit in 2013, was won by the University of Vermont followed by Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire. The Saints' Nordic and alpine teams combined to close in eighth place.Lawless was the top Saint finisher on Saturday in 10th place with a combined time of 1:24.05. First-year Nick Stenicka and junior Ben DeFlavio closed out the scoring to push St. Lawrence to seventh in the team standings. Nick Scalia (37th), Dustin Martin (DNF) and Graham Scott (DNF) rounded out the team's line-up.
On the women's side, senior Ashley-Kate Durham finished in 1:32.85 to lead the Saints in 16th place overall while Maria Hillenbrand and Hannah Kadah capped the scoring in 36th and 37th places, respectively. The trio closed in seventh in the women's slalom.
St. Lawrence was also represented by Allison Visconti (DNF) and Ann West (DNF 2nd) on Saturday.
Middlebury College won the men's slalom behind David Donaldson's individual title while Elli Terwiel's victory propelled the UVM Catamounts on the women's side.
The Saints alpine teams will compete in the 2013 Colby Carnival next weekend, January 25 and 26, at Sugarloaf.