Middlebury Places Second At Own Carnival
February 23, 2008
Middlebury skied its way to a second place finish at their own carnival, the EISA Championships. The Panthers hosted the events at the Rikert Ski Touring Center and the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. Dartmouth won the races with 928 points, followed by Middlebury (906), UVM (868.5) and UNH (796). The men's GS team won its event, while the men's slalom, women's 5K free and women's 10K classic events saw Middlebury place second.
Andrew Wagner captured the GS (1:55.53) and placed third in the slalom (1:57.13) to pace the Panthers. Alec Tarberry came in fifth (1:57.13) in the GS, followed by Joey Swensson in sixth (1:57.15). The duo were eighth and ninth in the slalom event, with Tarberry finishing in 1:32.22 and Swensson in 1:32.27.
Krissy Poehling led the women in the GS with a time of 2:01.03, good for fourth place. Just behind her in fifth was Megan Hughes in 2:01.53, followed by Lindsay Kraft in 13th place (2:03.82). Hughes led the pack in the slalom, coming in fourth place with a time of 1:38.51. Poehling was next in ninth (1:40.11), followed by Kraft in 17th (1:42.52).
Robyn Anderson was Middlebury's top finisher in the 5K freestyle race on the women's side, placing third with a time of 13:41. Next was Cassidy Edwards in seventh (13:58) and Claire Luby in ninth (14:03). Edwards led the pack in the 10K classical, finishing ninth overall with a time of 30:59. Anderson came in 12th in the race (31:11), followed by Luby in 14th (31:17).
Patrick Johnson led the Panther men in the 10K freestyle race, owning fourth place in 22:50. Tim Reynolds was next for Middlebury, finishing in eighth place in 23:01, followed by Matthew Johnson in 17th (23:36). Johnson again led the team in the 15K classical race, earning a 12th place finish in 41:41. Placing 14th was Matthew Johnson (42:04), followed by Tim Reynolds in 19th (42:21).