The first day of action is complete at the NCAA's, with both alpine and nordic events taking place after yesterday's postponements. Middlebury finds itself in eighth place overall, third among eastern teams. Denver (330) leads the event, followed by Vermont (327) and Utah (317.5).
In the men's 10K classical race, Simeon Hamilton earned All-American honors as he placed seventh overall with a time of 24:49. The senior also earned All-American honors in '07. Placing 23rd overall in the race was Patrick Johnson, earning a time of 25:37 in the 39-man race.
On the women's side, first-year racer Elise Moody-Roberts just missed All-American honors, placing 11th overall with a time of 14:38. Finishing 27th overall in the 39-person race was Robyn Anderson, who ended with a time of 15:19.
On the alpine hill, Andrew Wagner earned All-American honors for the fourth time in his career, placing third in the giant slalom race with a combined time of 2:33.28. The senior was an All-American a year ago (slalom), twice earning the honor in '07. Bobby Poehling ended the 35-man event in 19th place with a time of 2:35.81.
Mattie Ford paced the Middlebury women, placing 12th overall in the GS with a time of 2:38.01. Not far behind was Nicole Dvorak (2:38.82), who placed 15th, followed by Natasha Woodworth in 23rd (2:40.01) place.