Area Nordic ski teams compete in Chittenden
CHITTENDEN — The Middlebury and Otter Valley union high school Nordic skiing teams competed on Tuesday in classic-style races hosted by OV at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden.
Tiger Amelia Ingersoll fared best overall among the girls, taking fourth.
Among the boys, Tigers Haven Tate and Harlow Punderson produced the best results, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively. Not all of the Tigers’ top male skiers competed. Amelia Ingersoll (4th place) and Isabel Rosenberg (7th) led the Middlebury girls.
Emma Cijka led three OV girls competing by finishing 30th.
Team results were not available.
Rutland’s Dani Laird won the girls’ race in 11:41, and Burr & Burton’s Scott Mooney prevailed in the boys’ event in 10:24.
The local girls’ finishers and their times were: 4. Ingersoll, MUHS, 12:45; 7. Rosenberg, MUHS, 13:03; 9. Morgan Pratt, Mount Abraham, 13.25; 10. Katherine Koehler, MUHS, 13:37; 14. Caroline Kimball, MUHS, 14:02; 18. Kate Oster, MUHS, 14:16; 26. Signi Livingstone-Peters, 15:27; 30. Cijka, OV, 15:39; 31. Sophie Wood, OV, 15:45; 39. Brittany Danforth, OV, 18:24.
The Tiger boys’ finishers and their times were: 4. Tate, 11:00; 5. Punderson, 11:06; 9. Ross Crowne, 11:46; 11. David Dregallo, 11:53; 18. Tobias Broucke, 12:29; 27. Matthew Ferguson, 13:19.
Tuesday’s meet followed a Jan. 22 MMU Continuous Pursuits race in Jericho, where the host Mount Mansfield Union boys’ team won with 22 points, and the MUHS boys garnered second with 35. Sam Hodges led the Tigers with a second-place finish, followed by Nick Wilkerson in third, Tom Hussey (10) and Punderson (20).