STOWE, Vt. – Lizzie Gill (Bozeman, Mont.) registered the first top-10 result of her college career by racing to seventh place in the women's classic sprint race to help the University of New Hampshire skiing team maintain its grasp on third place in the Vermont Carnival.
Saturday's Nordic races at Trapp Family Lodge left UNH with a team score of 523 points and third overall (out of 16 teams) in the UVM Carnival. Vermont holds the lead with 651 points, followed by Dartmouth (635 points). Fourth-place Middlebury (510) is closest to New Hampshire heading into Sunday's final races.
Gill clocked in at 3 minutes, 53.9 seconds in the 1.4K sprint to earn 35 points. Katrin Larusson (Truckee, Calif.), who finished in 11th place (3:58.3/29 points), missed a top-10 berth by 1.1 seconds, and Claire Galvin (Minneapolis, Minn.) amassed 16 points in a time of 4:04.6 for 26th place. UNH placed fourth with 80 points in a race won by Middlebury (115).
Johnny Springer (Jackson, Wyo.) headlined the men's Nordic efforts by finishing the 1.4K sprint in 11th place (3:13.9/29 points). Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) finished in 15th (3:15.6/25 points), and Eirik Fosnaes (Hovik, Norway) tallied 21 points in a 20th-place time of 3:17.7. The Wildcats finished in sixth place (75 points) in a race captured by Bates (109).
The UVM Carnival wraps up Sunday with the women's 5K/men's 10K classical races.
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