The Middlebury College ski team is currently in a third place tie after one day of competition at the NCAA Skiing Championship hosted by Montana State. Colorado (186) leads the event, followed by Northern Michigan (153), Middlebury (141), Denver (141) and Dartmouth (141). Today's nordic event was the 5K freestyle race for the women and the 10K event for the men.
Leading the Middlebury women with an impressive fourth place finish in the 5K race was Alexa Turzian. The rookie was the top eastern finisher, ending the race with a time of 17:58 to earn All-American status. Junior Cassidy Edwards came through with a big race, finishing 11th with a time of 18:20.7. Classmate Robyn Anderson finished the race in 24th place with a time of 19:23.
On the men's side, junior Simeon Hamilton was the Panthers' top finisher, ending the 10K race in 13th place with a time of 31:58.2. First-year racer Patrick Johnson was next for the Panthers, as he skied to a 22nd place finish with a time of 32:26. Rounding out the Middlebury racers was junior Tim Reynolds, who placed 25th overall in the race with a time of 32:52.