Tiger girls’ Nordic team wins classic skiing event

HUNTINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ Nordic skiing team last Wednesday, Jan. 19, prevailed in a five-team, 5-kilometer classic race hosted by Champlain Valley Union High School at the Sleepy Hollow Ski and Bike Center. The Tiger boys were third.

With MUHS ninth-graders Beth McIntosh and Ava Schneider finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, the Tiger girls were able to edge second-place Mount Mansfield Union, 35-37, followed by Harwood (47), CVU (50) and BFA-St. Albans (115).

In the boys’ race, Tigers Eliot Schneider and Baxter Harrington cracked the top 10, won by CVU in a tiebreaker with MMU, each with 29 points. MUHS was next at 64, with Harwood (87) and BFA (147) trailing.

Harwood’s Ava Thurston won the girls’ race in 15:40.8. North Branch School freshman Estella Laird also competed and finished 12th in 19:31.1.

The Tiger scorers in the girls’ race and their times were: 4. McIntosh, 16:52.7; 5. Schneider, 17:10.6; 13. Astrid Olsen, 19:31.3; and 14. Lia Robinson, 22:00.

MMU’s Brody Morigeau prevailed in the boys’ 5K in 14:55.9.

The Tiger scorers in the boys’ race and their times were: 5. Schneider, 15:30.4; 10. Harrington, 16:21.1; 19. Trey Bosworth, 17:18.9; and 32. Matthew Berg, 18:26.5.

The MUHS teams will next compete at U-32 on Saturday.

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