Panthers Finish Second At Williams Carnival
February 15, 2008
The Panther ski team finished second for the fourth time in five carnivals as they accomplished the feat at the Williams Carnival over the weekend. Dartmouth (617) won the event, followed by Middlebury (608), UNH (587.5) and UVM (558.5).
On the alpine side, senior Megan Hughes (Killington, Vt.) led the women in the GS with a sixth place finish in 1:44.66. Finishing eighth in the race was first-year skier Lindsay Kraft (Coldstream, B.C.) with a time of 1:45.10, followed by senior Dorothy Muirhead (Crested Butte, Colo.) in 15th (1:46.47). Muirhead paced the team in the slalom, earning a fourth place finish with a combined time of 1:37.89. Junior Mattie Ford (Plymouth, N.H.) placed 13th in 1:41.03, followed closely by Kraft in 14th (1:41.19).
Junior Andrew Wagner (Traverse City, Mich.) paced the men in the GS, earning a ninth place finish with a time of 1:41.33. Senior Alec Tarberry (N. Conway, N.H.) came in 11th (1:41.87) for the men, while senior Joseph Swensson (Niantic, Conn.) finished 12th (1:42). First-year racer Jacob Lund (Hudson, Wis.) was the top finisher in the slalom race, earning a sixth place finish with a time of 1:34.02. Senior Clayton Reed (Stowe, Vt.) was next in seventh (1:34.05), followed by Swensson in 11th (1:34.70).
The women's nordic team finished in a pack, as the Panthers placed skiers in 12th, 13th and 14th place in the 5K freestyle event. Junior Cassidy Edwards (Glen Arbor, Mich.) led the pack (13:25), followed by first-year racer Sophie McClelland (Keene Valley, N.Y.) with a time of 13:27.6 and sophomore Claire Luby (St. Paul, Minn.), who ended with a time of 13:27.7. McClelland, Edwards and junior Robyn Anderson (Stowe, Vt.) comprised Middlebury's top relay team, finishing the event in third place with a time of 32:45.
Junior Tim Reynolds (Bristol, Vt.) led the men's squad in the 10K freestyle race, completing the event in third place with a time of 23:33. Placing fifth in the race was first-year athlete Patrick Johnson (Anchorage, Alaska) in 23:44, followed by senior Matt Johnson (Anchorage, Alaska) in 22nd (24:25). Reynolds, Johnson and rookie Patrick Johnson (Anchorage, Alaska) were the school's top relay team, placing second with a time of 27:46.