Nordic skiers compete in Tour de Chittenden

EAGLE LORENZO ATOCHA posted the best individual event result for a Mount Abe Nordic skier in the three-leg Tour de Chittenden by taking 18th in Monday’s hill climb at Cochran’s Ski Area. Photo courtesy of Joe McVeigh

CHITTENDEN COUNTY — Nordic skiers from Middlebury and Mount Abraham union high schools and Ripton’s North Branch School fared well at the annual Tour de Chittenden, a three-day, three-location event that concluded on Monday.

MUHS FRESHMAN BETH McIntosh took second place among girls in the Tour de Chittenden, a three-leg Nordic competition that included freestyle and classic skiing and a hill climb and concluded on Monday.
Photo courtesy of Joe McVeigh

On the girls’ side, Tiger ninth-graders Beth McIntosh and Ava Schneider finished second and fourth, respectively, in combined times in events held at Colchester High School, the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Bolton, and Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond.

McIntosh won the sprint event at CHS on Jan. 6, took second in the 6-kilometer classic race in Bolton on Saturday, and was third in the hill climb at Cochran’s on Monday. Schneider was eighth in the sprint, third in the classic, and second in the hill climb.

MUHS senior Lia Robinson was the next best overall female finisher locally, taking 17th, and North Branch School independent Estella Laird took 18th overall in a field of 74 that competed in all three events.

MUHS senior Eliot Schneider posted the best results among local boys, taking 21st. Eagle independent Lorenzo Atocha finished 23rd after an 18th-place finish in Monday’s hill climb that was the best local result in a boys’ race, and Tiger junior Trey Bosworth was 24th in the field of 88 that finished all three events.

Team scores were unavailable.

TIGER NORDIC SKIER Dahlia Harrison-Irwin competed for the MUHS varsity in the Tour de Chittenden, a three-event competition that staged events on Jan. 6, 8 and 10 around Chittenden County.
Photo courtesy of Joe McVeigh

The top finisher and local girls’ placings and times were:

  1. Isabelle Serrano, U-32, 34:35.
  2. Beth McIntosh, MUHS, 34:50.
  3. Ava Schneider, MUHS, 35:20.
  4. Lia Robinson, MUHS, 40:32.
  5. Estella Laird, North Branch, 40:54.
  6. Astrid Olsen, MUHS, 41:14.
  7. Ella Landis, MUHS, 43:59.
  8. Naomi Brightman, MUHS, 46:10.
  9. Ari Graham-Gurland, MUHS, 48:01.
  10. Dahlia Harrison-Irwin, MUHS, 48:55.

The top finisher and local boys’ placings and times were:

EAGLE NORDIC skier Abel Atocha finished 29th among 88 male skiers in the Tour de Chittenden, which wrapped up Monday and included freestyle, classic and hill-climbing events.
Photo courtesy of Joe McVeigh

  1. Tzevi Schwartz, U-32, 29:04.6.
  2. Eliot Schneider, MUHS, 33:32.6.
  3. Lorenzo Atocha, Mt. Abe, 34:27.3.
  4. Trey Bosworth, MUHS, 34:31.5.
  5. Haakon Olsen, MUHS, 35:14.2.
  6. Abel Atocha, Mt. Abe, 35:21.9.
  7. Matthew Berg, MUHS, 37:24.4.
  8. Aaron Carr-Perlow, MUHS, 38:39.5.
  9. Baker Nelson, MUHS, 39:18.
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