Middlebury

Ski Team Finishes 12th At NCAA's

March 8, 2014

Middlebury finished 12th overall at the 2014 NCAA Championships hosted by the University of Utah. Denver won the NCAA title with 556 points, followed by Vermont (476) and New Mexico (458). The Panthers led all Division III schools taking part in the event.

The nordic events took place as scheduled on Saturday, while the slalom was also contested after Friday’s races were postponed. At the Park City Mountain Resort, the men’s slalom team failed to win the title for the first time in three years after taking home the crown in ’12 and ’13.  Denver’s Espen Lysdahl won the event with a time of 1:53.34. Hig Roberts was Middlebury’s top racer, placing 13th overall in 1:57.05. Earning a 20th-place finish in 2:01.99 was Christopher McKenna, while Nick Bailey rounded out the squad in 23rd place (2:05.80).

On the women’s side, Vermont’s Kristina Riis-Johannessen took home the title, covering the course in 1:37.89. Yina Moe-Lange represented the Panther women, placing 19th overall with a time of 1:44.55.

In nordic action at Soldier Hollow Resort, Eva Severrus of New Mexico won the 15K freestyle event with a time of 40:15. Stella Holt and Heather Mooney raced for Middlebury, finishing six seconds apart. Holt earned a 27th-place finish in 43:44, while Mooney placed 29th with a time of 43:50.