The Panther alpine and nordic ski teams remained steady this season as they earned a third place finish at the Williams Carnival. Middlebury will now prepare for the Eastern Championships this weekend at the Rikert Ski Touring Center and the Middlebury College Snow Bowl.
Junior Dorothy Muirhead (Crested Butte, Colo.) led the Middlebury women in the GS race, placing second overall with a time of 1:56.89. Senior Lindsay Brush (Charlotte, Vt.) was next for the Panthers in sixth place with a time of 1:58.09, followed by junior Krissy Poehling (LaCrosse, Wis.) in 12th (1:59.29).
Sophomore Mattie Ford (Plymouth, N.H.) was the top finisher the next day in the slalom, placing fourth with a time of 1:44.61. Poehling finished in sixth place (1:45.82), followed by Muirhead in 11th (1:47.32).
Sophomore Andrew Wagner (Traverse City, Mich.) led the men with a second place finish in the GS on day one with a time of 1:50.78. Junior Alec Tarberry (N. Conway, N.H.) finished the race in 10th place in 1:52.54, followed closely by junior Joseph Swensson (Niantic, Conn.) in 11th (1:52.60).
Junior Clayton Reed (Stowe, Vt.) was tops in the slalom, finishing in fourth place overall with a time of 1:38.52. Placing sixth in the race was first-year racer Jonathan Hunter (McAfee, N.J.) in 1:39.64, followed by Swensson in 16th (1:42.44.).
Sophomore Cassidy Edwards (Glen Arbor, Mich.) paced the women's nordic team in the 10K freestyle, finishing in fifth place with a time of 34:54. Just behind in sixth was senior Jenny Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.) in 35:19, followed by first-year racer Claire Luby (St. Paul, Minn.) in ninth (36:05). Hamilton led the team in the classic sprints, placing fourth, followed by senior Elizabeth Torkelson (Norwich, Vt.) in fifth and sophomore Robyn Anderson (Stowe, Vt.) in seventh.
The men didn't fare well in the 10K freestyle race, with sophomore Tim Reynolds (Bristol, Vt.) pacing the team with a 20th place finish (31:35). Just behind was junior Jimmy Ades (Shelburne, Vt.) in 21st (31:46), followed by sophomore Simon Thomas-Train (Keene Valley, N.Y.) in 38th (33:00).
Reynolds was the top finisher in the classic sprints race, coming in sixth overall to lead the team. Thomas-Train finished in 15th place, followed by sophomore Cameron MacKugler (Londonderry, Vt.) in 22nd.