BEND, Ore. – After a fifth-place showing in the slalom on Wednesday, the Saint Anselm College men's skiing team placed seventh in the giant slalom at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships on Friday at Mount Bachelor.
For the second race in a row at the national championships, Alex Gowen, Benji Page and Stephen McLeod were the top-three finishers for Saint Anselm. The Hawks finished with a time of 7:07.71 to finish behind Rocky Mountain College, Sierra Nevada College, Castleton University, Clarkson University, Oregon State University – Cascades and Babson College, as the MacConnell Division posted four of the top-seven teams in the event.
After a seventh-place finish in the slalom, Gowen finished in a tie for 16th in the giant slalom, just missing out on his second All-American honor by 0.05 seconds. The senior was 14th in both runs to finish in 2:18.49.
Page was not far behind Gowen in 22nd with a two-run time of 2:19.35. The junior posted top-20 runs in both of his runs to back up a 14th-place finish and All-American honors in the slalom.
McLeod finished 48th overall in 2:29.87, while Alex Conrad was 63rd in 2:48.48. Team combined scores for the slalom and giant slalom were not yet available at the time of writing.
The national championships will conclude with a banquet on Saturday, March 11.