2/5/05 - The Middlebury College alpine and nordic ski teams finished third for the third straight week as they raced at the University of Vermont carnival. Dartmouth won the event, followed by Vermont.
The women's alpine turned in some impressive performances over the weekend as they won the slalom and placed second in the GS. First-year racer Krissy Poehling (LaCrosse, Wis.) led the team in the GS, placing second overall with a time of 2:05.90. Finishing seventh in the race was sophomore Lindsay Brush (Charlotte, Vt.) in 2:07.23, followed by sophomore Tara Martin (Lyndonville, Vt.) with a time of 2:08.46, good for eighth place. First-year racer Megan Hughes (Killington, Vt.) turned it up the next day in the slalom as she won the event with a time of 1:33.94. Just behind her was Martin in 1:34.52, followed by Brush in fifth place (1:37.02).
Senior John Rusten (Federal Way, Wash.) paced the men's team in the GS, finishing ninth with a time of 2:01.45. Coming in 10th in the race was senior Peter Phillips (New York, N.Y.) in 2:01.99, followed by sophomore Andrew Everett (Andover, Mass.) in 13th place with a time of 2:02.96. Everett came back strong the next day as he led the team with a fifth place (1:37.39) finish in the slalom. Just behind him was junior David Coriell (Killington, Vt.) in sixth place (1:38.04), followed by Phillips in 11th (1:38.73).
Junior Garrott Kuzzy (Minneapolis, Minn.) led the men's nordic team in the 10K classic as he placed fourth with a time of 34:35. Coming in 11th in the race was sophomore Beau Baldock (Jackson, Wyo.) with a time of 35:23, followed by sophomore Dan Skold (Worthington, Mass.) in 18th place (36:15). Kuzzy moved up a spot in the 20K freestyle race, placing third with a time of 56:13. Baldock again placed 11th (57:19), while first-year racer Jimmy Ades (Shelburne, Vt.) was Middlebury's other scorer in 13th place (57:44).
The women's nordic team struggled a bit over the weekend, placing fifth in both the 5 and 15K races. Pacing the team in the 5K classical was junior Jenny Jorvig (Minnetonka, Minn.), who placed 12th with a time of 19:59. Coming in 20th in the race was sophomore Evelyn Dong (Wayland, Mass.) with a time of 20:16, followed by junior Taylor Leach (Old Forge, N.Y.) in 21st place (20:18). Dong paced the team in the 15K race, finishing eighth with a time of 46:27. One place behind her was Jorvig in 46:40, followed by junior Claire Anderson (Whitefish, Mont.) in 18th place with a time of 47:53.