Nordic Skiing Gears Up for UVM Carnival (Feb. 1-2)

STOWE, Vt. – The University of New Hampshire Nordic skiing team ventures to Trapp Family Lodge this weekend to compete in the Vermont Carnival. Classic sprint races are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, followed by the women's 5K/men's 10K classical races Sunday, Feb. 2. 

The Wildcats are currently in third place among 13 teams with 368 points following two days of alpine racing (Jan. 10, Jan. 26) at the UVM Carnival. The Catamounts are on top with 484 points, followed by Dartmouth (430 points).

LAST TIME OUT: At the UNH Carnival, Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) registered a career-best third place in the men's 10K classic (Jan. 24) at Jackson Ski Touring Center. Katrin Larusson (Truckee, Calif.) paced the women's Nordic team by finishing 10th in the 5K classic. On Jan. 25, Elizabeth Izzo (Lake Placid, N.Y.) finished eighth in the 15K freestyle and Eirik Fosnaes (Hovik, Norway) topped the men's contingent by taking 10th in the 20K free.

LAST SEASON: UNH placed third (744 points) at last season's UVM Carnival. Lindgren was the top 'Cat on the men's side with a 13th-place finish in 10K free, and he added a 14th-place finish in the 10K classic, which helped the Wildcats finish third in that race. Izzo posted a 14th-place finish in the 10K classic.

LOOKING AHEAD: The alpine team rejoins the Nordic Wildcats for the Dartmouth Carnival (Feb. 7-8). Alpine races are scheduled for Dartmouth Skiway and Nordic races are set for the Craftsbury Nordic Center.

For the latest scoring and results, visit eisaskiing.blogspot.com.

For more information on the UNH skiing program, visit www.unhwildcats.com.

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