February 12, 2008

Bears Take Fourth (Giant Slalom) and Fifth (Slalom)

Feb. 12, 2008

PAT'S PEAK/LOON MOUNTAIN, NH - Freshman Krista Consiglio (Bethany, CT) continued the fast start to her collegiate career February 2-3, grabbing fifth in the slalom at Pat's Peak on February 2, and ninth in the giant slalom at Loon Mountain on February 3. She has finished in the top 10 in all eight of Brown's races, including winning three of them.

In Saturday's slalom, Consiglio finished with a time of 1:53.28. Sophomore Elisa Handbury (Sydney, Australia) joined Consiglio in the top-15, finishing in 15th with a time of 1:55.83. The Bears' next four skiers were all in the top-26, as junior Anna Bengtson (St. Johnsbury, VT) grabbed 18th with a time of 1:56.72 and senior Sophie Elgort (New York, NY) edged freshman Blaine Martin (Salt Lake City, UT) for the Bears' final countable score with a time of 1:57.36, good for 21st. Martin was right behind Elgort with a time of 1:57.39.

Brown's final five skiers were senior Meaghan Casey (Bristol, CT) in 26th with a time of 1:58.42, senior Mallory Taub (Waitsfield, VT) in 36th with a time of 2:07.95, junior Hannah Brennan (Brookline, MA) in 58th with a time of 2:31.57, senior Kimberley Casten (Manhattan Beach, CA) in 59th with a time of 2:33.16, and junior Tsveta Krumova (Sofia, Bulgaria) in 64th with a time of 2:41.18.

The next day, the Bears traveled to Loon Mountain to participate in the giant slalom. Brown earned fifth place overall, as three skiers finished in the top-15. Consiglio again led the Bears, earning ninth place with a time of 2:05.90. Bengtson had two strong runs to earn 11th place with a total time of 2:06.98, while Elgort took 13th with a time of 2:07.50. Martin's time of 2:11.20 (22nd place) was Brown's final time to count towards the team score.

Rounding out the finishes for the Bears were Casten in 35th (2:16.06), Taub in 47th (2:25.26), Brennan in 53rd (2:32.86), and Krumova in 56th (2:36.15).

With one regular season race to go, the Bears remain in fourth place in the team standings with 32 points.