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Tiger Nordic boys ski to home victory

TIGER BAXTER HARRINGTON digs in as he skis the hill by the Middlebury Union High School softball field behind the Recreation Center off Creek Road during a three-team Nordic ski competition this past Saturday morning. Harrington was third for the MUHS boys’ team, which won their first meet of the season.

MIDDLEBURY — Skiing on a loop laid out on Creek Road athletic fields usually used by Middlebury Union High School soccer, softball and lacrosse teams, the Tiger boys’ Nordic squad this past Saturday breezed to a win in a three-way meet vs. BFA-St. Albans and BFA-Fairfax.
The Tiger girls were less successful in a closer competition, finishing third behind the two visiting teams.
The MUHS boys, led by a 1-2-4 finish by Zach Wilkerson, Baxter Harrington and Ben Seaton, respectively, scored 15 points to outpace the St. Albans Bobwhites (25) and the Fairfax Bullets (41)
Lia Robinson finished third to lead the Tiger girls, whose 36-point total trailed winning Fairfax, which edged St. Albans, 24-26.
The Tigers’ normal home course, Ripton’s Rikert Nordic Center, is not hosting any competitions this winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The top 20 finishers in Saturday’s boys’ race and their times were:
1. Zach Wilkerson, MUHS, 10:53.6; 2. Jacob Tremblay, BFAS, 11:06.0; 3. Baxter Harrington, MUHS, 11:08.2; 4. Ben Seaton, MUHS, 11:22.4; 5. Ethan Mashtare, BFAS, 11:25; 6. Calvin Storms, BFAS, 11:25; 7. Trey Bosworth, MUHS, 11:42; 8. Brendan Quinn, BFAF, 12:01; 9. Eliot Schneider, MUHS, 12:23.6; 10. Jarrett Sweet, BFAF, 12:26.
Also, 11. Dylan Kissinger, BFAF, 12:27; 12. Kalob Still, BFAF, 12:34; 13. Porter Hurteau, BFAS, 13:03; 14. Thomas Curry, BFAS, 13:18; 15. Nick Suchomel, MUHS, 13:38.3; 16. Nolan Rocheleau, BFAS, 13:43; 17. Lukas Broughton, MUHS, 14:08; 18. Daniel Zang, BFAF, 14:11; 19. Kagan Whiteman, BFAF, 14:16; 20. Brandon Gillilian, BFAF, 14:25.
The top 20 finishers in Saturday’s girls’ race and their times were:
1. Lydia Hodgman, BFAS, 12:00; 2. Ling Bushey, BFAF, 14:06; 3. Lia Robinson, MUHS, 14:19.84; 4. Charlotte Wood, BFAF, 14:21.0 4; 5. Quincy Fournier, BFAS, 14:34; 6. Maya Frost, BFAS, 14:53; 7. Abby Sweet, 14:54; 8. Ari Graham-Gurland, MUHS, 15:04.5; 9. Marie Larose, BFAF, 15:12; 10. Janaya Parsons, BFAF, 15:25.
Also, 11. Naomi Brightman, MUHS, 15:36.2; 12. Samantha Langlois, BFAF, 15:38; 13. Lindsey Bernard, BFAS, 15:47; 14. Raegan Decker, BFAF, 15:52.0; 15. Maya Jerose, BFAS, 15:54; 16. Dahlia Harrison-Irwin, MUHS, 16:14.7; Michelle Lynch, BFAF, 16:45; 17. Astrid Olsen, MUHS, 16:59.2; 18. Anna Berg, MUHS, 17:04.8; 19. Stella Andrews, MUHS, 17:09.3; 20. Olivia Belrose, BFAS. 17:47.0.

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