With a blizzard bearing down on much of the East Coast this weekend, EISA officials, coaches, athletes, and volunteers alike faced numerous challenges to complete all events of the Dartmouth Carnival. After the postponement of only the alpine slalom races, the day one points were doubled to produce final results. UVM won the event with 713 points, followed by Dartmouth (675) and Middlebury (565).
On day one, David Donaldson picked up another win for the men's alpine squad, capturing the GS with a time of 1:59.66. Andrew McNealus finished the event in third place (2:01.07), while Bryan Shpall (2:03.18) was 15th. The women's team placed three skiers in the top 10 of the GS race. Mary Sackbauer paced the group in fifth place (2:07.14), Yina Moe-Lange was ninth (2:09.11), followed by Kara Shaw in 10th place (2:09.47).
Annie Pokorny had another solid race for the Panther women's nordic squad, placing second overall in the 5K classic race in 17:01. Hilary Rich was next for Middlebury in 22nd place (18:21), followed by Keely Levins, who came in 24th overall (18:23).
The men's 10K classic race saw Ben Lustgarten lead the squad with a seventh place finish in 21:07. Austin Cobb placed 25th overall (32:19) in the race, followed by Dylan McGarthwaite in 28th (32:33).
Relay events were on tap for the nordic squads on day two, with the Panther women claiming a fourth place finish. Rich, Kelsey Phinney and Pokorny comprised the 3x5 group, finishing with a time of 50:46. The men's team of Cobb, McGarthwaite and Lustgarten earned a fifth place finish with a time of 44:11.