Men's skiing qualifies for nationals for second time

Men's skiing qualifies for nationals for second time

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. – For the first time since 2013 and the second time in program history, the Saint Anselm College men's skiing team qualified for the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships after finishing fifth at the USCSA Eastern Regional at West Mountain on Sunday.

Results – Men | Women

After finishing sixth in the giant slalom on Saturday, Saint Anselm improved to fourth in the slalom on Sunday to finish fifth overall and grab the final team spot at nationals. Senior Jill Murray also closed out her Saint Anselm career with a 19th-place finish (1:44.50) in the slalom on the women's side.

Benji Page was the top finisher for the Hawks, placing 16th with a time of 1:36.47 after shaving over four seconds off his first run (50.40) in his second (46.07). Luke Heald and Alex Gowen were separated by just 0.06 seconds in 19th and 20th overall. Heald finished in 1:36.91 over the two runs, while Gowen did so in 1:36.97.

Stephen McLeod made it four Hawks in the top 25, coming in 24th position with a time of 1:40.01. Michael Mullaney finished 32nd in 1:45.44 to round out the Saint Anselm finishers.

The USCSA National Championships are slated for Wednesday (GS) and Friday (SL), March 8 and 10 at Mount Bachelor in Bend, Ore.

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