Middlebury College squeaked by the University of Vermont to win the UVM Winter Carnival in Stowe, Vermont, this weekend. The Skimeister and I caught some of the nordic action on Saturday, which featured zippy 1.2 km sprints.
These were really short, fast races and from the meadow at Trapp Family Lodge you could see the racers for nearly all of the course. Real fun to watch! I just had to go inside once for a $1 cocoa to defrost. Ahhhh...
At a UVM aprés-ski event, UVM Director of Skiing Bill Reichelt broke the news that Middlebury came out ahead, but he said he felt his athletes were improving with every contest.
Standout performers this weekend included Dartmouth's Ida Sargeant (a Vermonter) on the nordic 10K and women's sprint; Middlebury's Tim Reynolds (also a Vermonter) on the men's nordic sprint; and UVM's Juergen Uhl winning the men's 10K.
UVM's Jilyne McDonald took the top spot on the podium for both the women's slalom and giant slalom on Hayride at Stowe Mountain Resort. Williams' Charles Christianson took both the men's slalom and GS.
Enjoy our photo gallery from Saturday's nordic event.
Team <link http: www.eisaskiing.org external-link-new-window external link in new>results from EISA from two days of ski racing at the UVM Winter Carnival:
1. MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MID 628.0
2. UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT UVM 624.5
3. DARTMOUTH COLLEGE DAR 604.0
4. UNIV OF NEW HAMPSHIRE UNH 513.0
5. WILLIAMS COLLEGE WIL 485.5
6. COLBY COLLEGE CBC 446.0
7. BATES COLLEGE BAT 392.0
8. ST LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY SLU 324.0
9. ST MICHAELS COLLEGE SMC 161.0
10. BOWDOIN COLLEGE BOW 91.0