Middlebury skiers third as team set for carnival
HANOVER, N.H. — The Middlebury College ski team sits in third place with one event to go in this winter’s Dartmouth Carnival. The giant slalom was postponed from this past weekend due to weather conditions and will be made up this Sunday. The Panthers (703 points) trail only the Vermont (914) and Dartmouth (913).
Middlebury will host its annual carnival this Friday and Saturday, with events at the Rikert Nordic Center and Middlebury College Snow Bowl.
In Nordic action on Feb. 8 at the Dartmouth Carnival, Sam Wood led the Panther men by taking fifth in the men’s 15-kilometer freestyle in 45:30. Annika Landis paced the Panther women in the 10K freestyle by taking eighth in 31:51.
In Saturday’s Nordic action at Oak Hill, both Panther teams both placed third in the three-by-5K classic relay. The women’s squad of Avery Ellis, Alexandra Lawson and Landis finished in 49:48. The men’s team of Peter Wolter, Lewis Nottonson and Wood ended the race in 42:53.
In alpine action on Saturday the Middlebury men took third in the slalom. Erik Arvidsson was the top Panther finisher, earning sixth with a two-run time of 1:37.44. Justin Alkier was next in 14th in 1:37.27, followed by Angie Duke in 18th (1:39.62).
Leading the women on Saturday was Lucia Bailey, who was seventh in 1:44.27. Madison Lord was 15th in 1:45.70, and Caroline Bartlett took 19th in 1:46.37.
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