Nordic Action Opens NCAA Competition

Peter Wolter in action in Wednesday (Jamie Schwaberow - NCAA Photos).
Peter Wolter in action in Wednesday (Jamie Schwaberow - NCAA Photos).

The NCAA Skiing Championships are underway with nordic action opening the four-day event. The University of Vermont is hosting the championships with today's events taking place at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. Utah leads after one day of racing with 142 points, followed by Vermont (141) and Colorado (120). Middlebury is currently in 10th place out of 17 teams scoring.

Peter Wolter and Lewis Nottonson paced the Panther men on day one, finishing just two places apart. Wolter covered the 10K course in 25:16 to complete the 40-man race in 15th place. Holding down the 17th spot was Nottonson, who clocked a time of 25:18. Sam Wood was Middlebury's third racer, placing 33rd in 25:54.

On the women's side, Alexandra Lawson led her teammates with a 26th-place finish, completing the 5K course in 14:31. Avery Ellis and Annika Landis crossed the line with an identical time of 14:53.5, tying them for 36th place overall.

Nordic action continues on Friday with the women's 15K and men's 20K classical races.