Men's alpine skiing nets a pair of top-30 finishes in the slalom at UVM Carnival

Arie van Vuuren placed 25th overall to lead the Bates men's alpine ski team in the slalom races at the UVM Carnival on Feb. 2, 2019. (flyingpointroad.com file photo)

STOWE, Vt. -- First-year Arie van Vuuren took 25th in the slalom out of 67 competitors and junior Ryan Clermont finished 30th to pace the Bates alpine skiing teams Saturday at the UVM Carnival. 

The Bates men combined for 33 carnival points, with van Vuuren (Boulder, Colo.) leading the way with a two-run combined time of 1:55.77. He earned the team 17 carnival points and picked up six NCAA points. Clermont (Lincoln, N.H.) earned 12 carnival points and one NCAA point with his two-run combined time of 1:57.13.

Sophomore Joe Gillis (Branford, Conn.) rounded out the Bobcats' scoring by placing 40th with a two-run combined time of 2:05.89, good for four carnival points.

In the women's slalom, captain Griffin Mueller (West Vail, Colo.) earned the Bobcats four carnival points by 46th with a two-run combined time of 2:36.61.

Bates' alpine and Nordic ski teams combined for 278 carnival points at the two-day UVM Carnival, 10th-most among 16 competing teams. 

The Bobcats are back in action next Friday and Saturday at the Dartmouth Carnival, with the alpine races taking place at the Dartmouth Skiway.