Ski Teams Wrap Up NCAA Action

Caroline Bartlett was Middlebury's top finisher on Saturday (Jamie Schwaberow-NCAA photos).
Caroline Bartlett was Middlebury's top finisher on Saturday (Jamie Schwaberow-NCAA photos).

Middlebury finished 10th overall at the 2019 NCAA Skiing Championships hosted by the University of Vermont. Utah won the national title with 530.5 points, followed by Vermont (476) and Colorado (455). Middlebury completed the four-day event with 150 points overall. Alpine events took place at the Stowe Mountain Resort, while nordic events were contested at the Trapp Family Lodge.

Caroline Bartlett paced the Panther women in the slalom, moving up five spots to finish the race 19th overall (1:53.77). Madison Lord was next for the Panthers, ending the day in 26th place overall (1:55.80). Lucia Bailey held down the seventh spot after the first run, but struggled her second time down the mountain and had to hike, placing 32nd overall.

It was a rough day for the alpine men, as both Justin Alkier and Erik Arvidsson hiked on the first run, finishing 28th and 30th, respectively. Tim Gavett was forced to do the same on his second trip down the hill, placing 24th overall.