Middlebury Comes In Third At Dartmouth

The Panther alpine and nordic ski teams placed third for the fourth time this season, this time at the Dartmouth Carnival. The Big Green won their third straight carnival, with Vermont, Middlebury and UNH following.

Sophomore Mattie Ford (Plymouth, N.H.) got things off to a great start for the women as she won Friday's slalom race with a time of 1:39.60. Just behind her was sophomore Tucker Burton (Breckenridge, Colo.) in second (1:40.08), followed by senior Lindsay Brush (Charlotte, Vt.) in seventh (1:41.53). Burton paced the squad the next day, placing sixth in the slalom with a time of 1:46.99. Brush finished in ninth place (1:47.85), followed by junior Dorothy Muirhead (Crested Butte, Colo.) in 12th (1:48.24).

Sophomore Andrew Wagner (Traverse City, Mich.) led the men's team in the slalom on Friday, placing third overall in 1:39.88. Not far behind in fifth place was junior Richard Davisson (Bethel, Maine) in fifth (1:41.16), followed by junior Clayton Reed (Stowe, Vt.) in 10th (1:41.74). Wagner was again the leader on Saturday, finishing fifth in the slalom with a time of 1:36.89. Davisson finished the race in 11th place (1:38.55), while Reed came in 17th (1:39.74).

Sophomore Cassidy Edwards (Glen Arbor, Mich.) led the women's nordic team in the 15K classic race, finishing in fifth overall with a time of 53:08. Just behind her in sixth place was senior Jenny Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.) (53:28) and first-year racer Claire Luby (St. Paul, Minn.) in 12th (55:22). The threesome were Middlebury's top performers on Saturday, finishing the 3x5 freestyle relay race in second place in 46:30.

Sophomore Simeon Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.) was the men's top finisher in the 20K classic race, finishing in 12th place with a time of 1:05.36. Junior Jimmy Ades (Shelburne, Vt.) was next in 29th place (1:07.39), followed by junior Matt Johnson (Anchorage, Alaska) in 33rd (1:08.06). The same three were Middlebury's top relay team in the 3x10 race, placing fourth overall (1:22).