Middlebury Finishes Tied For Sixth At NCAA Skiing Championships

March 10, 2007

Middlebury finished the 2007 NCAA Skiing Championship in a sixth place tie with New Mexico. Dartmouth won the title, followed by Denver, Colorado, Utah and Vermont.

Andrew Wagner earned All-American honors again on the final day, finishing in third place in the slalom with a time of 1:43.55, .19 off the winning time. Alec Tarberry was Middlebury's other finisher, placing 21st in 1:47.95.

Mattie Ford also earned All-American honors on the women's side with an eighth place finish in 1:47.06, 1.83 seconds off the championship time. Dorothy Muirhead was Middlebury's other finisher, placing 22nd in 1:52.39.

The final nordic action was completed on Friday, with the women racing in the 15K classic and the men competing in the 20K race. Jenny Hamilton was Middlebury's top racer in the women's race, finishing in 15th place with a time of 51:21, 3:10 off the winning pace. Cassidy Edwards finished the event in 31st place with a time of 53:15.

On the men's side, Simeon Hamilton finished in 23rd place in 58:34, 3:28 off the winning time. Tim Reynolds placed 31st for the Panthers, with a time of 59:55.

The men's alpine racers finished sixth overall in the GS on Thursday, while the women came in eighth. Leading the Panther men was Andrew Wagner, who earned All-American status with a fourth place finish in 2:22.33. Alec Tarberry came in 15th overall with a time of 2:23.95, while Clayton Reed was 30th (3:00.85).

Lindsay Brush led the Middlebury women with a 13th place finish in 1:34.63. Mattie Ford followed in 25th (1:38.64), followed by Dorothy Muirhead in 31st (1:57.97).

The Middlebury nordic team was in action on day one, with the women placing 10th in the 5K freestyle race, while the men were seventh in the 10K freestyle competition.

Simeon Hamilton was impressive for the Middlebury men, placing seventh overall (All-American) with a time of 26:08, 1:16 off the winning time. Tim Reynolds finished the race in 27:44, good for 29th place.

Cassidy Edwards was the top finisher for the Middlebury women, placing 17th overall in 15:01, 1:11 off the winning time. Middlebury's other racer was Jenny Hamilton, who came in 20th with a time of 15:08.