February 5, 2012

Skiing Closes Out Regular Season With Pair of Wins

CROTCHED MOUNTAIN, NH – Led by senior Kia Mosenthal (Plymouth, NH), the Brown skiing team closed out the regular season by winning the final two races, a slalom and giant slalom held at Crotched Mountain, NH. With the wins, Brown finished the season by winning all 10 races and finishing 15 points ahead of second place St. Anselm in the final Macconnell Division Standings. In addition, with a second place finish in the giant slalom and a win in the slalom, Mosenthal won the regular season Individual Championship, finishing with 497.5 points, 147.5 more than the second place finisher.

In Saturday's slalom, Mosenthal earned the win with a two run time of 1:47.63, leading four skiers in the top-10, as all six Brown finishers placed within the top 15 places. Freshman Nika Mosenthal (Plymouth, NH) took fourth place (1:50.61), while sophomore Emma LeBlanc (Darien, CT) was right behind in fifth place (1:51.64). Sophomore Maria Mastanduno (Hanover, NH) earned a two-run time of 1:52.84, good for ninth. Rounding out the Bears' finishers were freshman Amanda Engelhardt (West Campton, NH) in 11th (1:54.27) and junior Catherine Stewart (Stratton, VT) in 14th (1:55.66).

In Sunday's giant slalom, Brown was led by Kia Mosenthal's second place finish (1:44.65), as five skiers finished inside the top 10. LeBlanc was right behind Mosenthal in third place (1:44.75), while Nika Mosenthal earned a two-run time of 1:45.92 to finish in fifth place. Mastanduno earned seventh place (1:46.56), while Stewart claimed eighth place (1:47.14). Junior Sasha Sassoon (London, England) rounded out the Bears finishers, grabbing 18th place with a two-run time of 1:51.09.

Final Team Standings Saturday – Slalom
1)   Brown             5:29.88
2)   St. Anselm            5:39.34
3)   UMass                        5:48.37
4)   UConn                        5:49.03
5)   Clarkson            5:49.17
6)   Castleton            5:49.70
7)   Smith                        6:03.95
8)   Babson            6:24.15
9)   MIT                        7:56.48 

Final Team Standings Sunday – Giant Slalom
1)   Brown             5:15.32
2)   St. Anselm             5:23.37
3)   Clarkson            5:27.47
4)   Castleton            5:32.35
5)   UMass                        5:32.94
6)   Smith                        5:34.12
7)   UConn                        5:38.96
8)   Babson            6:02.09
9)   MIT                        7:26.03 

Final Regular Season Macconnell Division Standings
1)   Brown                        10
2)   St. Anselm            15
3)   UMass                        39
4)   Clarkson            46
5)   Castleton            47
6)   UConn                        48
7)   Smith                        69
8)   Babson            77
9)   MIT                        89 

Final Regular Season Individual Standings (Top 20)
1)   Kia Mosenthal, Brown (497.5)
2)   Caitlin Forbes, St. Anselm (350)
3)   Brigitta Park, UConn (345)
4)   Shannon Bloom, UMass (336)
5)   Emma Coffin, Smith (287)
6)   Emma LeBlanc, Brown (241)
7)   Nika Mosenthal, Brown (209.5)
8)   Maria Mastanduno, Brown (169)
9)   Monica Redente, St. Anselm (149)
10) Catherine Stewart, Brown (144)
11) Sophie LeBlanc, Clarkson (142)
12) Jill Cleveager, Clarkson (115)
13) Ali Spencer, Castleton (99)
14) Casey Rider, UMass (94)
15) Michelle Podnecky, Castleton (92)
16) Danielle Scanlon, UConn (86.5)
17) Franny Robertson, Babson (83)
18) Amanda Engelhardt, Brown (79)
19) Tara Byrne, St. Anselm (74)
20) Kirsten Huff, St. Anselm (70)