The Middlebury College ski teams returned to action after a weekend off from carnival racing, taking part in the University of Vermont Carnival. Dartmouth (892) edged the host school (882), followed by UNH (745) and Middlebury (683). The Middlebury men's nordic team won both the 10K classic and the 10K free races over the weekend, as Patrick Johnson captured the 10K race.
Along with winning the race in 26:46, Johnson earned a fifth place finish in the 10K classic with a time of 30:08. Pacing the team in that race was rookie racer Dylan Grald (Randolph Center, Vt.), who was third with a time of 30:03. Sophomore Doug Debold (Wayzata, Minn.) came in seventh place (30:16.5), followed by classmate Chase Marston (Charlotte, Vt.), who finished just .2 seconds behind in eighth place. Egan was Middlebury's second scorer in the 10K free event, placing ninth (27:43), followed by Grald in 16th (28:07).
First-year racer Corinne Prevot (East Burke, Vt.) led the women's team, placing 10th in the 5K classic (17:22) and 12th in the 10K free (33:52). Sophomore Cate Brown (Hanover, N.H.) finished 19th in the 5k, followed by first-year racer Hilary Rich (Andover, Mass.) in 29th place (18:02). Senior Lauren Fritz (Chugiak, Alaska) earned an 18th place finish in the 10K free (34:19), followed by first-year racer Keely Levins (Rutland, Vt.) in 31st (35:10).
Rookie Bryan Shpall (Englewood, Colo.) continued to pace the alpine men this season, placing fifth in the GS (2:01.28) and ninth (1:40.84) in the slalom. Junior Jacob Lund (Hudson, Wis.) was solid in the GS with an eighth place (2:02.27), placing 34th (2:05.52) in the slalom race for the Panthers. Other scorers for Middlebury were rookie Andrew McNealus (Woodstock, Vt.) in the GS (10th - 2:02.39) and senior Brian Swartz (Mendon, Vt.) in the slalom (28th - 1:48.78).
Junior Nicole Dvorak (Essex Junction, Vt.) led the Middlebury women in the GS, placing eighth overall with a time of 2:07.44. Finishing 13th (2:08.11) in the race was senior Leah McLaughry (Norwich, Vt.), followed by junior Lindsay Kraft (Coldstream, B.C.) in 20th (2:09.82). First-year racer Christine Schozer (Winhall, Vt.) led the team in the slalom event, coming in 19th place (1:48.82) to lead a pack of Panthers. McLaughry was next in 20th (1:49.73), followed by Kraft in 22nd (1:50.45).
-- the previous posting on this event had some incorrect results, this is an updated version --