Three Saints earn Top-10 finishes in slalom at Colby
Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:12 pm

The St. Lawrence University alpine ski teams competed in the slalom at the 2013 Colby Carnival at Sugarloaf on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Graham Scott and Ashley-Kate Durham each finished in sixth place overall in their respective races, while senior Jeremy Lawless added a ninth place showing on the men's side.

Scott and Lawless helped the men's team to a fifth place finish behind the pair of top-10's. Scott clocked in at 1:26.88, while Lawless' second run was the eighth-fastest and propelled him to ninth place in 1:26.96.

St. Lawrence had a chance to finish even higher as a team as Nick Stenicka was 17th after the first run. However, he did not finish his second run, and with Ben DeFlavio and Dustin Martin also not finishing their first runs, the Saints scored Nick Scalia in 30th place. The team closed with 79.0 points for the squad's best showing of the season.

Meanwhile, Durham continues to thrive early in the season with another top-10 showing. Her second run time of 44.38 was the second fastest in the women's slalom and helped the Timmins, ON to sixth place. Durham raced in 1:31.49.

Maria Hillenbrand and Ciar Colgar capped the Saints' scoring in 27th and 33rd place, landing their team in sixth overall. Ann West was 37th, and Allison Visconti did not finish her second run after a top-10 showing in the first run.

The University of Vermont swept the slalom events on Saturday at Colby, with Jonathan Nordbotten and Kristina Riis-Johannessen claiming the individual titles for the Catamounts.

The Saints will have next weekend off before returning to action on February 8 and 9 at the 2013 Dartmouth Carnival at the Dartmouth Skiway.