Patterson leads Vermont to first win of the year at St. Lawrence Carnival
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Vermont earned their first carnival win of the season at St. Lawrence. UVM piled up 1,013 points to outpace Dartmouth (789 pts) and New Hampshire (748 pts).
On the second day of competition at Whiteface Mountain, Elli Terwiel earned her first win of the year on the EISA Circuit. She led a 1-2-4 finish in the women's slalom for the Catamounts. Terwiel posted a two-run time of 1:27.44 and was followed by Kristina Riis-Johannessen in second (1:29.40). Kate Ryley placed fourth overall and Elise Tefre was eighth.
In the men's slalom, Travis Dawson led the Catamounts, finishing runner-up to Middlebury's David Donaldson, who won his second race in as many days. Dawson posted a time of 1:22.85. Taylor Wunsch earned his best finish of the season, placing sixth, and Sean Higgins was ninth.
In the Nordic events at Mt. Van Hovenburg, Scott Patterson earned his second victory in as many days, winning the men's 3K prologue with a time of 8:00.0. The Catamounts went 1-3-4 as teammate Cole Morgen earned his first podium appearance of the year with a third-place finish and Peter Hegman was fourth. Newcomer Jorgen Grav added an eighth place finish for the Catamounts and seven UVM skiers were in the top 20.
Anja Gruber, who won yesterday's freestyle race, was runner-up in the women's 3K prologue. Finishing just behind Elizabeth Izzo of UNH with a time of 9:13.6. Newcomers Linda Danvind-Malm and Stephanie Kirk earned top-10 finishes and Jane McClelland added a 12th place finish for Vermont.