HENNIKER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College women's skiing team placed three individuals in the top 15 on its way to a third-place finish, while the men came in seventh in the 10-team slalom race at Pat's Peak on Saturday.
The third-place showing was the women's best team finish since the 2015 team placed second at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) at West Mountain. The Hawks had three top-15 performances to compile 16 points, three behind second-place UConn and nine behind first-place Castleton.
Senior Leika Scott led the way by coming in sixth overall with a two-run time of 1:39.62. Classmate Taylor Cudhea and sophomore Katherine Quinn were also in the top 15, with Cudhea posting a time of 1:42.31 and Quinn finishing in 1:42.87 to complete the top-three times that made up the team total.
Seniors Benji Page and Alex Conrad were the lone Hawks on the men's side to finish both runs. Page placed 13th with a time of 1:38.64, while Conrad was 25th in 1:45.90. Both Page and Conrad improved by over two seconds on their second runs of the day.
The men finished with 61 points as a team to come in seventh in the 10-team field. Babson had three of the top-five individual finishers to win the team competition with 10 points, followed closely by Castleton with 12.
Saint Anselm finishes the weekend with the giant slalom race at Ragged Mountain on Sunday, Jan. 21.