Wood's Victory Leads Men's Nordic Team to Win

Sam Wood picked up his first career win.
Sam Wood picked up his first career win.

A win by Sam Wood and the men's nordic team in the 10K, as well as second-place efforts by the men's alpine and women's nordic squads highlighted day one of the Williams Carnival. Middlebury currently sits in third place (413), trailing Dartmouth (606) and Vermont (427). The nordic races are taking place at the Berkshire East Ski Resort, while the alpine races are being held at Jiminy Peak. Action concludes on Saturday with more nordic action as well as the slalom races.

Wood's win was the first of his career, covering the 10K course in 29:45. Just two seconds behind with a career-best second-place finish was Lewis Nottonson, came in with a time of 29:47. Adam Luban crossed the line in eighth place with a time of 30:18. Peter Wolter also earned a top-10 finish in 10th place in 30:26, while Jacob Volz was 14th (30:45).

The women's team saw Cate Brams tie a career best with a second-place effort with a time of 16:39 in the 5K. Katie Feldman crossed the line in 17:16, good for eighth place. Placing 10th overall was Alexandra Lawson, who turned in a time of 17:28. Also earning top finishes were Annika Landis (12th-17:35) and Orli Schwartz (15th-17:50).

Caroline Bartlett led the women's alpine team on Friday, covering the giant slalom course in 1:45.43, placing 11th overall. Next for the Panthers was Lexi Calcagni, whose time of 1:45.91 put her in 16th place. Katie Utter rounded out the scorers in 21st overall, earning a two-run time of 1:46.44.

On the men's side, Erik Arvidsson cracked the top 10 in eighth place, coming in with a time of 1:42.25 to lead the team to a second-place finish. Riley Plant was the next Panther to finish, coming in with a time of 1:42.54, good for 11th place. Angie Duke completed the scorers, earning a time of 1:43.39 to finish 21st overall.