The Middlebury nordic ski team finished third overall at the St. Michael's Carnival, as the men's team took home the title in Sunday's 10K freestyle race. Vermont came away with the team title with 956 points, followed closely by Dartmouth (946), with Middlebury taking home third-place honors (706). Middlebury returns to action next Friday when they travel north to the University of Vermont Carnival. Races took place at the Ski Hollow Ski Center. The nordic squad returns to action on February 2-3 at the University of Vermont Carnival.
Peter Wolter continued his great start on the men's side, placing second overall in the 15K freestyle event with a time of 38:31, the best finish of his young career. After tying his career-best finish on Saturday, Lewis Nottonson improved on his effort by placing fifth with a time of 38:47. Just behind him was Sam Wood, who earned his best finish as a Panther by placing sixth overall (38:56). Adam Luban also earned a top-10 finish in ninth with a time of 39:19, tying his career-best individual effort.
The women were third overall on Sunday, led by a seventh-place finish from Cate Brams (29:56). Next for Middlebury was Annika Landis, who crossed the line with a time of 30:34 to place 19th. Rounding out the scorers was Katie Feldman, whose time of 30:49 earned her the 23rd spot.