Middlebury slipped to ninth place after three days of competition at the NCAA Championships hosted by Bates College. The Panthers are second among eastern schools, while UVM (484), Denver (482) and New Mexico (481) round out the top three.
The men's and women's slalom races took place on Friday, as Middlebury's Andrew Wagner became a five-time All-American with an eighth place finish (1:39.45). The senior was an All-American a year ago, accomplishing the feat twice during his junior year. Bobby Poehling was Middlebury's other racer, coming in 22nd overall with a time of 1:47.81.
Mattie Ford led the women again on Friday, earning a 13th place finish with a time of 1:46.27. Nicole Dvorak placed 22nd for the Panthers in the race, earning a combined time of 1:49.45 on the afternoon. Natasha Woodworth had a solid time in her second run, but fell and hiked during her first run, as she came in 34th place in 2:34.61.
Action concludes on Saturday with men's and women's nordic races.