February 15, 2006

Bears Finish in 3rd in Slalom, 5th in Giant Slalom

Feb. 15, 2006

MT. ASCUTNEY, VT - The Brown women's ski team finished in third place in the slalom events and fifth in the giant slalom at the Boston College Carnival, held at Mt. Ascutney in Vermont February 11th-12th. The conditions on the mountain were very tough with the snow storm that hit New England, but the Bears still put together a strong day to hold onto third place.

In Saturday's Slalom, Brown's total time was 324.27, behind Plymouth State, which won the slalom and Colby Sawyer, which finished in second place. Individually, Brown was led by sophomore Sophie Elgort (New York, NY), who finished in sixth place with a time of 1:46.48. Junior Kelly O'Hear (Niagara Falls, NY) crashed in her second run, but still managed to finish the race and took 11th with a total time of 1:48.29. Junior Janet Marley-Mauzy (Westport, CT) was right behind O'Hear in 12th with a time of 1:49.58, while sophomore Mallory Taub (Waitsfield, VT) took 13th with a time of 1:51.17.

In Sunday's Giant Slalom, the Bears were holding onto second place after the first run, but Marley-Mauzy and O'Hear both went out in the second run, bumping Brown back to fifth place. Brown's total team time was 258.42, behind Colby Sawyer, UMass, Plymouth State, and Boston College. Individually, Elgort led the Bears, finishing in 13th with a time of 1:25.45, while Taub took 16th with a time of 1:26.19. Senior Jamie Johnson (North Kingstown, RI) earned a 19th place finish with a time of 1:26.78, while sophomore Meaghan Casey (Bristol, CT) finished in 26th with a total time of 1:28.70.

The Bears are currently in fifth place in the Macconnel Division standings with 27 points, but just six points behind first-place Boston College with one more Carnival left before the ECSC Regionals.

The Bears travel to Mt. Sunapee and Pat's Peak this weekend for the Colby Sawyer Carnival. Giant Slalom takes place on Friday, February 17th at Mt. Sunapee, while the Slalom takes place on Saturday, February 18th at Pat's Peak.