Girton150 Student Profiles: Victories for the Girton College Ski Team

Girton Ski Team celebrating their victory at the bottom of the race course. From left to right: Louis Relandeau (2018 Engineering), Egle Augustaityte (2018 Engineering), Andrea Seaton (2016 Music), Barnaby Van Straaten (2015 Natural Sciences).

Girton Ski Team celebrating their victory at the bottom of the race course. From left to right: Louis Relandeau (2018 Engineering), Egle Augustaityte (2018 Engineering), Andrea Seaton (2016 Music), Barnaby Van Straaten (2015 Natural Sciences).

This year’s Varsity Trip saw another very strong performance from the Girton Ski Team, both at University and College level.

Egle Augustaityte (2018 Engineering) and Andrea Seaton (2016 Music) dominated this year’s Varsity racing scene with an overall win for Egle in the Women’s Races and Andrea coming second. The Giant Slalom Race saw Andrea taking first place and Egle taking second, whilst Egle won the Slalom Race with Andrea coming in second. These performances contributed to the Cambridge Women’s Blues Team win, which was Captained by Andrea Seaton.

Overall Women's Podium: Egle Augustaityte (2018 Engineering) and Andrea Seaton (2016 Music).

Overall Women’s Podium: Egle Augustaityte (2018 Engineering) and Andrea Seaton (2016 Music).

Solid performances from Louis Relandeau (2018 Engineering) and Barnaby Van Straaten (2015 Natural Sciences) should also be noted as they were both in the Cambridge Men’s Second Team which beat Oxford’s.

Cambridge Men's Second Team featuring Louis Relandeau (2018 Engineering) and Barnaby Van Straaten (2015 Natural Sciences).

Cambridge Men’s Second Team featuring Louis Relandeau (2018 Engineering) and Barnaby Van Straaten (2015 Natural Sciences).

Having represented the Light Blues the day before, Girton’s top skiers joined forces to compete in the Cuppers College Varsity Race which took place in the form of a Dual Slalom match between teams of four. Girton’s domination in the Cambridge Cuppers qualified them for the final against Oxford’s top college, Somerville. Girton came out of the match on top, winning the Teneo Cup in a tightly contested final.

 

Tightly contested final against Sommerville, Oxford. Girton skied the Blue Course.

Tightly contested final against Sommerville, Oxford. Girton skied the Blue Course.

The Varsity Trip has been a very successful start to the ski season and the Girton Ski Team is currently preparing to represent the University in the British Universities & College Sport Alpine championships in March.

Egle Augustaityte (2018 Engineering) skiing the night slalom.

Egle Augustaityte (2018 Engineering) skiing the night slalom.

Andrea Seaton (2016 Music) skiing the giant slalom.

Andrea Seaton (2016 Music) skiing the giant slalom.

Barnaby Van Straaten (2015 Natural Sciences) skiing in Cuppers

Barnaby Van Straaten (2015 Natural Sciences) skiing in Cuppers

Louis Relandeau (2018 Engineering) skiing the giant slalom

Louis Relandeau (2018 Engineering) skiing the giant slalom


 Andrea Seaton  (2016 Music)
CUSSC Women’s Captain
Girton College Ski Team President

Published: 21 February 2019