CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – The Saint Joseph’s College alpine ski team finished Sunday in third place in the USCSA Eastern Regional Giant Slalom Championship on Sugarloaf Mountain with an overall time of 5:17.23.
With the finish, the Monks, who finished sixth in Saturday’s slalom race, tied with the University of Connecticut for fourth overall with nine team placement points and qualified for the USCSA National Championships, to be held in California at Mammoth Mountain on Monday, 6th March.
Castleton University, who won the slalom title on Saturday, ended the weekend with a win on the men’s side after posting a team time of 5:05.09 in the giant slalom championship this afternoon. Babson College (5:08.94), Saint Joseph’s (5:17.23), University of Connecticut (5:21.52), and Clarkson University (5:21.62) rounded out the top five competing institutions .
Individually, Castleton placed the top two individuals in Lorenzo Mencaccini (1:40.86) and Aksel Stroem-Hansen (1:41.68), while Babson’s Max Bellino finished third with a performance of 1:41.92.
Junior Liam Strobeck (Charlotte, Vt.) finished sixth with a performance of 1:44.12 (51.06, 53.06.) finished 17th (1:47.68, 53.77 – 53.91) freshman Jack Price (Franconia, NH) was 25th (1:49.31, 53.61-55.70) Sophomore Jacob Morris (Woodstock, NH) was 35th (1:53.71, 55.43-58.28). ). )
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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the tradition of Mercy. We include all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to an on-campus population of approximately 1,000 students. A pioneer of distance learning since the 1970s, the college also offers online certificates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees to thousands of other working adults living in more than 20 other countries. In 2015, the college was selected by the Carnegie Foundation to advance teaching to receive its Community Engagement classification, which highlights the college’s focus on community service throughout its mission and day-to-day interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at www.sjcme.edu.