Ski Team Finishes Fifth At NCAA's
March 8, 2008
The Middlebury College ski team turned in an impressive fifth place finish at the '08 NCAA Championships hosted by Montana State. The finished tied the highest ever for Middlebury as they scored a school-best 529 points at the event. Denver won the NCAA title with 649.5 points, followed by Colorado (619), Utah (550) Dartmouth (546) and Middlebury (529). The Panthers were second only to Dartmouth among eastern school's, while ranking as the top D3 school at the races.
In the final event of the weekend, the alpine slalom race, junior Andrew Wagner earned All-American honors with a seventh place finish in 1:43.71, including the fastest time of the second run. Senior Alec Tarberry, who finished fifth in the GS, came back today with an impressive 10th place finish in the slalom (1:44.11). Senior Joe Swensson was Middlebury's third racer, placing 27th overall in 1:49.10. The men's slalom team finished second only to Denver in the event.
On the women's side, junior Tucker Burton paced the squad with a 14th place finish in 1:30.27. Next for the Panthers was senior Krissy Poehling, who came in 27th (1:35.51), followed by senior Megan Hughes in 31st (1:58.45).