Alpine Skiers Race Day Two at SLU Carnival

Paul Sheils.
Paul Sheils.

Complete Results

It was another bitterly cold day today on day two of the St. Lawrence carnival.  The sun was out and the Williams Alpine ski team was courageous as they worked their way down a tough giant slalom course at Whiteface Mountain.  

Leading the day again for the women's team was sophomore Anna Bruce who finished in 28thplace.  Senior Hannah Hunsaker and freshman Julia Stock showed toughness as they worked their way down a bumpy and icy course to finish 45thand 46threspectively.  On today's results head coach Kelsey Levine remarked: "I was really excited to see first-year Julia Stock step up this afternoon, making big improvements from her first run. And I am thrilled to see sophomore Anna Bruce emerge as a leader on the women's squad. Her steady progress is beginning to pay off."

It was junior Paul Sheils who led the men's team, gained a valuable top 30 finish, and some carnival points today with a 26thplace finish.  Following Sheils were junior Cole Janco in 38th, sophomore Will Snyder in 40th, senior Stockton Troyer in 47th and senior Bryan Bailey, showing some innovative GS hiking skills on second run, in 50th.  Levine noted on the men's results: "Paul Sheils left off last season with continually improving GS results, so it was satisfying to see he is continuing his trajectory."

The Williams Ski Team finished in 8thplace out of the 13 team field after day two, Dartmouth built their lead.  

The Williams Alpine team will head to Cannon Mountain next weekend (January 18-19) for the second carnival of the season, hosted by the University of New Hampshire.