Lake Placid, NY-- It was an absolutely frigid day for a slalom race today on the first day of the St. Lawrence Carnival at Whiteface Mountain. Williams alpine skiers battled sub zero temperatures and fought hard against a tough field of racers which included some competitors fresh off of the World Cup skiing circuit.
The Ephs are in eighth palce in the 13-team field with 82 points. Dartmouth leads with 244 points.
Leading the day for the women's team was sophomore Anna Bruce who placed 14th. Following close behind were senior Hannah Hunsaker and freshman Hannah Trudeau who placed 34thand 35threspectively. When asked about the skiing from the women's team today head coach Kelsey Levine remarked: "I'm so stoked with Anna Bruce's ability to put herself in a great spot after first run and cash in on an opportunity."
The men's alpine team had a tough day and was faced with numerous disqualifications and hikes. Levine is optimistic about the rest of the season: "We put really good skiing on the hill today and alpine skiing is an unpredictable sport, it didn't go our way. But the good skiing that was on the hill will lead to fast times when we make it to the finish!"
The Williams Alpine team will race again tomorrow on day two of the St. Lawrence Carnival in the Giant Slalom at Whiteface Mountain.