Panthers kick off day one of EISA Championships

Quincy Massey-Bierman was Middlebury’s third goalscorer with a time of 47:42.8.

The Middlebury Alpine and Nordic Ski Teams opened the New Hampshire Carnival/EISA Championships with a strong showing, with the team in fourth place with 345 points. The University of Vermont leads after the first day of competition with 476 points, while Dartmouth (391 points) and the University of New Hampshire (384 points) round out the top three.

Action resumes Saturday with the classic 5k women’s and 10k men’s races at the Jackson Cross Country Center, while the slalom takes place at Cannon Mountain/Mittersill.

In the Nordic men’s 20km freestyle, Middlebury put in a solid performance, placing all three scorers in the top 15. Peter Wolter led the group with a fourth-place finish in 52:14.3, while Sam Hodges finished the course in 54:51.5 to place 12th. Willson Moore was next with a time of 54:52.2.

In the women’s 15 km free, Avery Ellis finished 20th in 45:48.7, while Charlotte Oden was the second Panther to cross the finish line in 45:59.7 (26th). Quincy Massey-Bierman took 34th place, finishing in 47:42.8.

In the men’s slalom, Justin Alkier placed 13th, completing both runs in 1:31.32. Bradshaw Underhill followed, tied for 14th place with a two-run time of 1:31.69. Michel Macedo completed the scorers with a 22nd place (1:32.51).

The Panther women excelled in slalom, with Lucia Bailey leading the group with a third place finish (1:41.92). Mika-Anne Reha finished sixth (1:42.37), while Sofia Yubero finished with a two-run time of 1:43.77 to place 11th.

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