Ski Teams Finish Third At St. Michael's

1/29/05 - The Panther alpine and nordic ski teams finished third for the second straight week as they raced at the St. Michael's Carnival. Vermont won the event, followed by Dartmouth.

In the women's 5K classic, sophomore Evelyn Dong (Wayland, Mass.) led the Panthers in 11th place with a time of 17:51. Finishing 13th in 17:53 was junior Claire Anderson (Whitefish, Mont.), followed by sophomore Elizabeth Torkelson (Norwich, Vt.) in 14th place (17:59). In the 5K pursuit race, Dong again paced the Panthers with a combined time of 33:35. Junior Taylor Leach (Old Forge, N.Y.) finished 15th overall in 34:08, followed by junior Jenny Jorvig (Minnetonka, Minn.) in 20th place in 34:39.

Junior Garrott Kuzzy (Minneapolis, Minn.) paced the men's team in the 10K classical with a time of 29:23, good for fifth place. Finishing 15th in the race was senior Bryce Roche (Bozeman, Mont.) in 30:37, followed by sophomore Dan Skold (Worthington, Mass.) in 18th place (30:56). In the 10K pursuit race, Kuzzy finished third overall with a combined time of 55:34. Moving up to 15th was Skold in 58:50, while Roche slipped to 21st (59:25).

First-year racer Megan Hughes (Killington, Vt.) led the women's GS team with a fifth place finish in 1:48. Sophomore Lindsay Brush (Charlotte, Vt.) was not far behind with a time of 1:49 in eighth place, followed by first-year racer Krissy Poehling (LaCrosse, Wis.) in 15th place with a time of 1:50. In the slalom race, sophomore Tara Martin (Lyndonville, Vt.) came in sixth in 1:33.16 to lead the Panthers. Just 1/100th of a second behind was Hughes in seventh, followed by Brush in ninth place in 1:34.

 On the men's side, junior David Coriell (Killington, Vt.) finished 14th in the GS to lead the pack with a time of 1:45. Finishing 17th was first-year racer Alex Tarberry (N. Conway, N.H.) in 1:46.51, followed closely by fellow-rookie Joey Swensson (Niantic, Conn.), with a time of 1:46.70 in 18th place. In the slalom race, first-year racer Clayton Reed (Stowe, Vt.) turned in a stellar performance as he placed second overall in 1:27. Finishing fifth in the race was senior John Rusten (Federal Way, Wash.) in 1:28, followed by Tarberry in 10th (1:30).