February 2, 2013

Guiney's fourth-place finish leads skiing to third place at UVM Carnival (Day 3 of 4)

Liz Guiney

STOWE, Vt.Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah), competing in her first EISA carnival of the season, notched fourth place in the women's Nordic 5K freestyle race at Trapp Family Lodge as the University of New Hampshire skiing team settled into third place after Saturday's action in the Vermont Carnival.

The Wildcats, with 559 points, trail UVM (640 points) and Dartmouth (610) after the third day of the four-day event. The alpine events were held Jan. 11-12 at Mt. Mansfield.

Guiney crossed the finish line in 14 minutes, 11.2 seconds to rack up 41 points. Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif), the reigning EISA Woman's Nordic Skier of the Week, finished in 11th place (14:32.3) for 29 points, and Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) tallied a 12th-place finish of 14:32.7 for 28 points. With a team total of 98 points, the women's Nordic skiers finished fourth.

Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) was the top 'Cat in the men's 10K free with a 13th-place time of 26 minutes, 16.6 seconds (29 points). Sam Reed (Keene, N.H.) finished in 26th place (26:41.7) for 20 points, and Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) registered a time of 26:45.9 for 28th place (18 points). The Wildcats totaled 67 points to finish sixth.

The UVM Carnival wraps up Sunday, Feb. 3, with the men's and women's 10K classic Nordic races. For more information on the UNH skiing team, visit www.unhwildcats.com or www.unhskiing.com. 

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