Middlebury, VT -- The Middlebury Giant Slalom was a success today, though not without some questionable snow conditions during the second run. The first few womens\ GS racers started their second run only to have to start again! Gates were moved, snow was raked, and a snow blower was brought up the mountain to remove snow from the track, a rare sight in ski racing. The race was restarted after the women's field was inspected again. The Williams Alpine skiers showed tough skiing on a bumpy track!
For the men it was Paul Sheils who once again showed consistent, fast GS skiing, Sheils finished 24th. Senior Charlie Harrison finished 35th, senior Stockton Troyer finished 51st and sophomore Will Snyder finished 52nd. Senior captain Hannah Hunsaker commented: "The conditions were tough and there were multiple course holds. However, a couple members of the team were able to execute great runs and it showed immense mental and physical toughness. The team is looking strong heading into tomorrow and the final carnival of the year at Bates."
The Williams alpine and nordic skiers finished 5th overall this weekend, Middlebury took home the win at their home carnival.
The Alpine ski team will head to Dartmouth tomorrow to race the giant slalom portion of the Dartmouth Carnival that was cancelled due to unsafe snow conditions last week.