Nordic Teams Both Finish Third on Saturday at Dartmouth

Peter Wolter had the team's fastest time in the relay (@FlyingPoint).
Peter Wolter had the team's fastest time in the relay (@FlyingPoint).

The Middlebury ski team currently sits in third place at the Dartmouth Carnival. Friday's GS races were postponed due to weather and will be made up on Sunday, February 17. Vermont leads the carnival with 914 points, one point ahead of Dartmouth, with the Panthers holding down the third spot (703). Middlebury returns to action next Friday and Saturday when it hosts its own carnival.

In Saturday's nordic action at Oak Hill, the men's and women's teams both placed third in the 3x5K classic relay event. The women's squad, comprised of Avery Ellis, Alexandra Lawson and Annika Landis finished with a combined time of 49:48. On the men's side, Peter Wolter, Lewis Nottonson and Sam Wood ended the race in 42:53.

At the Dartmouth Skiway, the Middlebury men finished third overall in the slalom race. Erik Arvidsson was the top Panther finisher, earning the sixth spot with a two-run time of 1:37.44. Justin Alkier was next, placing 14th in 1:37.27, followed by Angie Duke in 18th overall (1:39.62).

Leading the women on Saturday was Lucia Bailey, who crossed the line in seventh place with a time of 1:44.27. Madison Lord was Middlebury's next scorer, placing 15th overall in 1:45.70. Caroline Bartlett rounded out the team's scorers in 19th place, covering her two runs in 1:46.37.