The Middlebury College nordic and alpine ski teams finished third for the second straight week as they competed at the University of New Hampshire Carnival. Dartmouth won its second carnival, followed by Vermont, Middlebury and UNH.
In the women's GS, junior Meghan Hughes (Killington, Vt.) led the team with a third place finish in 2:24.60. Placing ninth in the event was junior Dorothy Muirhead (Crested Butte, Colo.) in 2:25.21, while first-year racer Leah McLaughry (Norwich, Vt.) finished 12th with a time of 2:26.14. Sophomore Mattie Ford (Plymouth, N.H.) was Middlebury's top finisher in the slalom, placing third in 1:54.31. McLaughry came in ninth (1:54.98), while senior Lindsay Brush (Charlotte, Vt.) placed 12th (1:55.84).
Junior Alec Tarberry (N. Conway, N.H.) led the men's squad in the GS, placing third with a time of 2:18.08. Junior Richard Davisson (Bethel, Maine) was next for the Panthers, finishing eighth in 2:19.26, followed by rookie Jonathan Hunter (McAfee, N.J.) in ninth (2:19.66). Junior Clayton Reed (Stowe, Vt.) paced the men in the slalom, finishing sixth with a time of 1:38.48. Next was sophomore Andrew Wagner (Traverse City, Mich.) in eighth (1:38.88), followed by Tarberry in 12th (1:39.22).
Sophomore Cassidy Edwards (Glen Arbor, Mich.) led the women's nordic team in the 5K freestyle race, placing fourth with a time of 19:45. Senior Jenny Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.) was not far behind in sixth (19:50), while sophomore Robyn Anderson (Stowe, Vt.) came in ninth (20:04). Hamilton was the leader in the 10K classical race, placing third with a time of 35:38. Anderson finished the race in 11th (37:10), followed by Edwards in 12th (37:22).
The nordic men struggled a bit, with Simeon Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.) turning in a pair of solid performances. The sophomore finished the 10k classic race in seventh place with a time of 30:44. Placing 26th was junior Matt Johnson (Anchorage, Alaska) in 32:15, followed by sophomore Tim Reynolds (Bristol, Vt.) in 31st (32:33). Hamilton placed fourth in the 10k freestyle race, finishing the event with a time of 24:21. Reynolds placed 12th in the event in 25:04, followed by Johnson and junior Jimmy Ades (Shelburne, Vt.), who tied for 38th with a time of 26:17.