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Panther skiing continues strong season at Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Middlebury College ski team this past weekend finished third at the Colby Carnival with 827 points, behind Vermont (899) and Dartmouth (831). The Panthers will ski at the Bates Carnival this weekend.
On Saturday the Panthers got wins from alpine skier Ali Nullmeyer on Sugarloaf Mountain and Nordic skier Sophia Laukli at Quarry Road Trails— Laukli for the second time in two days.
Nullmeyer captured the slalom for the second straight week, covering the two runs with a combined time of 1:49.13. Madison Lord was next for the Panthers in 17th (1:53.88), followed by Sofia Yubero, who came in 25th (1:54.86).
For the Panther men in the slalom, Justin Alkier and Tim Gavett placed fourth (1:43.55) and fifth (1:43.87), respectively. Pate Campbell rounded out the scorers in 28th (1:51.51).
On the Nordic course, Laukli prevailed in the 10-kilometer classic race in 32:41. Alexandra Lawson took third in 33:59, and Charlotte Ogden placed seventh in 35:14 to help the Panthers win the event.
Peter Wolter finished second for the Middlebury men in the 15K classic in 45:01. Samuel Hodges was 11th (47:01), while Willson Moore came in 16th (47:25). The Panther men finished second.
Laukli’s win highlighted Friday for Middlebury. She captured the 5K freestyle race in 13:35, 10 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Lawson placed fifth (14:10), and Ogden was 22nd (14:55) as the Panthers placed second in the event.
Wolter was the top finisher on the men’s side, taking eighth overall (25:31) in the 10K free. Moore was 12th in 26:09, and Josh Valentine was 24th in 26:45.
On the alpine hill, Erik Arvidsson placed third in the giant slalom in 1:59.66. Alkier was seventh place in 2:00.65, and Pate Campbell finished 15th in 2:03.06.
Lucia Bailey paced the Panther women in the GS with a time of 2:04.56 to place eighth. Nullmeyer was 10th (2:04.77), and Emma Hall finished 14th (2:05.12).

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