Ski Teams Win Again

2/21/04 - For the fourth time in five weeks the Middlebury College nordic and alpine ski teams have combined to win a carnival. This time is was the Williams Carnival as the Panthers (663), topped Vermont (646), Dartmouth (615) and UNH (520).

From EISA Releases:

Today at Williams College UVM had a strong showing in Alpine and both Middlebury and UVM fared well on the Nordic side.

In the women's Giant Slalom Jenni Lathrop from Colby took first place in 1:55.47. UVM skiers Jamie Kingsbury (1:55.68) and Hilary McCloy (1:55.82) were second and third. Williams' Ashley Carter came in fourth place (1.57.15) and Lindsey Brush from Middlebury was fifth (1:57.47).

In the men's GS, UVM stole the first two spots. MAtt Knittle (1:52.58) came in first with teammate Paul Epstein next (1:53.20). Middlebury's Dave Corielle came in third place (1:53.92) and Andrew Bigggs from Dartmouth was in fourth place (1:53.96). Chris Frank from Williams took in fifth place (1:54.03).

In the women's 10K, Kate Underwood from UNH came in first (29:46.1). Anna McCloon from HArvard was in second place (29:52.4). Middlebury took third, fourth and fifth places by skiers Kate Newick (29:55.9), Claire Anderson (30:11.7) and Kate Whitcomb (30.13.6).

In the men's 10K UVM took the first, third and fourth places. Lowell Bailey in first (24:56.3), Ethan Foster in third (25:23.3) and Ryan Foster in fourth (25:56.5). Middlebury's Garrott Kuzzy came in second place (25:16.0). In fifth was Angus McCusker from Saint Lawrence (26:08.5).

Dartmouth men dominated the alpine event taking first, second and third spots. Paul McDonald (1:42.35), Erik Kankainen (1:43.68) and Karl Johnson (1:43.90) helped the Big Green score points, but not enough to overtake Middlebury. UVM wrapped up fourth and fifth places by teammates Matt Knittle (1:44.21) and Johnny Davidson (1:44.93).

Twin sisters and Colby teammates Jenni Lathrop (1:45.13) and Abbi Lathrop (1:46.07) took first and second place in the women's slalom. Sydney Mikkelson from UNH was in third (1:46.40) and Lindsay Brush finished in fourth place (1:47.25). Madaleine Sparks-Krebs from UVM held on to the fifth spot (1:47.25).

In the women's sprint relays Middlebury's team of Kate Whitcomb, Kate Newick and Claire Anderson took first place in 38:09.5.

UNH teammates Margaret Maher, Eeva Pregitzer and Kate Underwood were in second (39:10.4). Dartmouth women took the third spot. Carolyn Treacy, Sara Studebaker and Alison Crocker finished behind UNH (39:45.1).

In the men's relays, the team standings were the same with Middlebury's team taking the first spot. Colin Rodgers, Beau Baldock and Garrott Kuzzy put Middlebury in the top (33:33.2). UVM teammates Ryan Foster, Ethan Foster and Bailey Lowell were in second place (34:11.6). Dartmouth's men, Sam Naney, Mike Sinnott and Andy Hunter finished in third (34:12.5).