Skiing Posts Two More Wins at UConn Carnival

JIMINY PEAK, MA – Led by senior Kia Mosenthal (Plymouth, NH) for the second weekend in a row, the Brown skiing team placed first in two more races, one slalom and one giant slalom, held at Jiminy Peak. Mosenthal finished first among Macconnell Division skiers in Thursday's slalom race and was unofficially fourth among Macconnell Division skiers in Friday's giant slalom. 

In Thursday's race, which also included former Macconnell Division member Boston College and a skier from Williams, Mosenthal was fourth overall, but first among Macconnell Division skiers. She posted a two-run time of 1:46.18. Counting Macconnell Division skiers only, sophomore Maria Mastanduno (Hanover, NH) was second for the Bears and fourth overall (7th among all skiers) with a two-run rime of 1:47.24, while freshman Nika Mosenthal (Plymouth, NH) was seventh in the Macconnell Division (12th overall) with a two-run time of 1:49.99. Junior Catherine Stewart (Stratton, VT) came in 16th in the Macconnell Division (23rd overall) with a total time of 1:56.05, while junior Sasha Sassoon (London, England) earned a total time of 2:00.38, good for 24th in the Macconnell Division (31st overall). Sophomore Emma LeBlanc (Darien, CT) rounded out the Brown skiers to finish the race, posting a total time of 2:08.18, 31st in the Macconnell Division (38th overall).

Friday's race was abbreviated due to the winter storm moving through the New England region. Though each team was only able to complete one run, it was enough to count as a full race. The Bears came in first overall, posting a total time of 2:59.71. Official individual results remain unavailable, but Brown's order of finish was Kia Mosenthal, LeBlanc, Nika Mosenthal, Stewart, freshman Amanda Engelhardt (West Campton, NH) Sassoon, sophomore Ellen Richardson (Thetford Center, VT), and Mastanduno.

Final Team Standings Thursday (Macconnell Division Only) - Slalom
1)   Brown             5:23.41
2)   UConn                        5:36.04
3)   UMass                        5:38.39
4)   Clarkson            5:40.53
5)   Castleton            5:41.03
6)   St. Anselm            6:00.82
7)   Babson            6:07.02
8)   Smith                        6:11.86
9)   MIT                        7:13.02

Final Team Standings Friday (Macconnell Division Only) – Giant Slalom
1)   Brown             2:59.71
2)   St. Anselm            3:04.03
3)   Clarkson            3:05.23
4)   UMass                        3:08.01
5)   UConn                        3:08.30
6)   Castleton            3:09.74
7)   Smith                        3:12.85
8)   Babson            3:18.68
9)   MIT                        4:15.16