Vermont earns third consecutive win
STOWE, Vt. – The University of Vermont ski team won its own carnival for the first time since 2006 and third straight on the EISA circuit. A Catamount earned the top spot on the podium in every event this weekend, including a trio of skiers that swept events, and UVM won five of the seven team events overall.
The Catamounts recorded 1,009 points to out pace Dartmouth by over 200 points. The Big Green finished second with a mark of 801.5 and New Hampshire was third with 783 points.
Vermont recorded over 1,000 points for the second time in three carnivals this year and the fourth time since 1999. In the season-opening carnival at St. Lawrence, the Catamounts registered 1,046 points, the most ever at a collegiate carnival.
At Trapp Family Lodge, Caitlin Patterson continued to dominate the women's Nordic scene on the EISA circuit. She made it a weekend sweep by winning the 5k freestyle with a time of 14:49.2. Patterson has won every race she has competed in this season, going 4-for-4 on the year.
Teammate Lucy Garrec joined Patterson on the podium, finishing second with a time of 14:52.2. Amy Glen also scored for the Catamounts with a fifth-place finish and time of 15:09.8.
On the men's side, Scott Patterson picked up another victory in the 10k freestyle. He crossed the finish line in a winning time of 26:19.5, three seconds faster than Dartmouth's Sam Tarling.
Alex Howe was fourth (26:31.0) and Franz Bernstein, yesterday's winner in the 20k classic race, was sixth to wrap up the scoring for Vermont.
At Main Street at Stowe Mountain Resort, Jonathan Nordbotten completed a sweep on the hill. He won the slalom race in a time of 1:39.27. it was his third victory of the year.
Kevin Drury joined Nordbotten on the podium, finishing third with a time of 1:40.94 and was followed by Tim Kelley in fourth place at 1:41.08.
Kate Ryley also picked up a sweep on the alpine hill. She helped lift the Catamounts, which only had three of the six skiers finish, in the women's slalom. Ryley earned fifth win of the year with a top time of 1:49.23 and was one second ahead of Laurel Carter of Williams.
Bryana Park and Val Kechian also scored for Vermont, placing 23rd and 28th overall.