The Middlebury ski team placed third overall for the second-straight week, earning 750 points at their own carnival. Dartmouth won the event with 1,027 points, followed by UVM (816), while UNH (648) was fourth. Caroline Bartlett picked up her third giant slalom win of the season to highlight Saturday's winter carnival races. Alpine events were held at the Snow Bowl, while the nordic events were contested at the Rikert Nordic Center. The Panthers return to action next weekend at the EISA Championships hosted by Bates.
Bartlett led after the first run and completed a solid second trip down the mountain, taking home first-place honors with a two-run time of 2:06.30. Also cracking the top 10 was Lexi Calcagni, who crossed the line with an eight-place finish in 2:08.28. Katie Utter helped the Panthers tie for second in the GS, placing 13th overall in 2:09.03.
Rob Cone just missed a weekend sweep on the men's side, placing second by just .10 seconds in the giant slalom with a time of 2:01.48. Riley Plant was five spots back in seventh place with a combined time of 2:03.37, while Colin Hayes completed the scorers with a time of 2:04.26, good for 16th place. The Panther men finished second overall in Saturday's GS.
The women's classic sprint relay team earned Middlebury a third-place finish by coming in eighth and 10th overall. The third-place effort was the best of the carnival season. The top pair of Katie Feldman and Cate Brams combined for a time of 24:09, while Orli Schwartz and Kaitlin Fink were next in 24:14.
The men's teams finished in seventh and eighth places to lead the team to an overall fourth-place showing. The top team was comprised of Evan Weinman and Adam Luban, who finished with a total time of 21:44. Right behind them was the duo of Sam Wood and Jacob Volz, whose time of 22:01 was good for eighth place.