JIMINY PEAK, HANCOCK, MASSACHUSETTS -- Rainy conditions did not dampen the Ephs performance at their home hill, as the Alpine Team had some solid results on the first day of the Williams Carnival. The highlight of the day came from Senior Captain Marc Talbott, who had a career best result finishing 7th in the Giant Slalom. He put down two fast runs with a combined time of 1:42.24, just 1.71 seconds of winner Brian McLaughlin of Dartmouth. Coach Kelsey Levine commented on his performance: "I am so proud of Marc and the way he skied his home hill. What a way to celebrate being a Senior Eph."
Backing up Marc's performance on the men's side were teammates Bryan Bailey '19, who cracked the top 30 to end up 25th, Paul Shiels '20 who tied for 37th, and Ryan Schmidt '20 who was 41st. The ladies were lead by Junior Isabel Torres, followed closely by Freshman Anna Bruce and Junior Gibson Donnan. The three were 38th, 39th and 40th, respectively. Seniors Makena Jones and Payton Spencer, and Freshman Madeleine Dekko rounded up the women's team ending up 46th, 48th and 52nd, respectively. The men were 7th and the women were 8th for the day.
Combined with the Nordic team's performance today the Ephs are currently in 5th place as a team.
The Ephs now look forward to the Slalom race tomorrow at Berkshire East Mountain Resort for the final day of their home carnival.