Panthers Finish Third Again, This Time At UVM

The Panther nordic and alpine ski teams made it three straight third place finishes as Middlebury competed at the University of Vermont Carnival. Dartmouth was once again the victor, followed by Vermont, Middlebury and UNH.

In the women's 15K classical race, senior Jenny Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.) paced the team with a third place finish in 52:24. Finishing in eighth place with a time of 54:06 was sophomore Cassidy Edwards (Glen Arbor, Mich.), followed by senior Elizabeth Torkelson (Norwich, Vt.) in 10th place (54:24).

Hamilton, rookie Claire Luby (St. Paul, Minn.) and sophomore Cassidy Edwards (Glen Arbor, Mich.) were impressive in the 3x6 freestyle relay race, winning the event with a time of 52:16. The team of Torkelson, sophomore Robyn Anderson (Stowe, Vt.) and first-year racer Lauren Fritz (Chugiak, Alaska) finished fourth with a time of 55:02.

Sophomore Simeon Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.) was the men's top finisher in the 20K classical race, placing sixth overall with a time of 1:02.06. Junior Matt Johnson (Anchorage, Alaska) was next in 19th place in 1:04.54.2, followed closely by junior Jimmy Ades (Shelburne, Vt.) in 20th (1:05.54.7). The top 3x6 freestyle relay team for the men was comprised of Hamilton, Johnson and sophomore Tim Reynolds (Bristol, Vt.), who placed second with a time of 44:02.

On the alpine side, senior Lindsay Brush (Charlotte, Vt.) was Middlebury's top finisher in the GS race, placing third in 2:25.14. Finishing in ninth place was sophomore Mattie Ford (Plymouth, N.H.) in 2:26.99, followed by sophomore Tucker Burton (Breckenridge, Colo.) in 10th (2:27).

Senior Tara Martin (Lyndonville, Vt.) turned in a great performance in Saturday's GS event, winning the race with a time of 1:57.39. Junior Krissy Poehling (LaCrosse, Wis.) finished the race in ninth place (1:59.24), followed by Burton in 11th (1:59.69).

Sophomore Andrew Wagner (Traverse City, Mich.) was the top finisher for the men in Friday's GS race, placing fourth with a time of 2:17.04. Junior Alec Tarberry (N. Conway, N.H.) was next in seventh place (2:17.57), followed by first-year racer Jonathan Hunter (McAfee, N.J.) in 15th (2:19.51).

Wagner was tops again on day two, finishing fifth overall in 1:51.78. Middlebury's next finisher wasn't until the 26th spot, where Hunter finished with a time of 2:01.57. Tarberry was Middlebury's other scorer in 34th place with a time of 2:37.67.