The St. Lawrence University alpine ski teams competed in the slalom races at the 2013 Middlebury Carnival on Friday at the Middlebury Snowbowl. Sophomore Graham Scott picked up his sixth career top-10 finish, placing seventh overall and leading the Saints men's team to fifth place.
Scott clocked in with a combined time of 1:36.05 to earn 35.0 points for the Scarlet and Brown, and his first run was the sixth fastest in the field. However, the Chelsea, QC native had the only top-20 finish for St. Lawrence, keeping them out of podium contention. Rookie Nick Stenicka and senior Jeremy Lawless were 21st and 26th to cap the scoring.
Juniors Nick Scalia and Ben DeFlavio rounded out the Saints line-up in the men's slalom, closing in 30th and 37th, respectively.
In the women's slalom, senior Ashley-Kate Durham and sophomore Allison Visconti finished in 13th and 14th places, respectively. Durham edged her teammate by less than a half second, with sophomore Maria Hillenbrand nearly matching her career-best finish in 23rd to cap the scoring. The trio combined for 74.0 points and landed in sixth in the team standings.
Senior Ann West finished in 29th followed by sophomore Kelly Appenzeller in 41st position. Rookie Ciar Colgan (DNF) also competed in the women's slalom for St. Lawrence.
Travis Dawson of UVM led his team to victory in the men's slalom, and though Geordie Lonza of Williams earned the title on the women's side, the team victory went to the Dartmouth Big Green.
The Saints alpine teams will be in action again tomorrow, Saturday, February 16 in the giant slalom races at the Middlebury Carnival.