Ski Teams Complete St. Michael's Carnival In Fourth Place

Adam Luban was part of the winning mixed relay team.
Adam Luban was part of the winning mixed relay team.

Middlebury finished fourth overall at the 2015 St. Michael's Carnival. Vermont won the event with 883 points, followed by Dartmouth (716), UNH (666) and the Panthers (653). The day's action was highlighted by a Middlebury victory in the mixed 4x3K freestyle relay. Alpine events took place at Smugglers' Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, while nordic races were contested at Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski and Bike Center in Huntington.

Winning by 11 seconds in the mixed relay was the team of Stella Holt, Adam Luban, Heather Mooney and Patrick McElravey, who crossed the line in 38:37. Also scoring points with a ninth-place finish in 39:50 were Kelsey Phinney, Jacob Volz, Nicolette Amber and Jack Steele.

During the alpine competition, Rob Cone continued his stellar season with a third-place effort in the slalom, covering the course with a combined time of 1:41.80. Christopher McKenna was the other Panther scorer, placing 15th overall with a time of 1:44.95.

On the women's side, Mary Sackbauer earned a top-10 finish by placing ninth with a time of 1:51.12. Coming in 16th place was Katelyn Barclay in 1:54.90, followed by Elle Gilbert in 21st (1:56.58).