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Lydia

Blanchet

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Nordic
Year: Senior
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
High School: West Anchorage

Bio

SOPHOMORE (2017): All-East First Team … tied for 33rd in the 5K Classical at the NCAA Championships, but was unable to race in the 15K freestyle … USCSCA National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team ... registered three podium finishes in freestyle races over the first three carnivals, including a win in the season-opening 5K at St. Lawrence … finished third for other two podium stops at New Hampshire and Vermont … also had top-five showings in classical races at UNH (fourth) and UVM (fifth) … missed the home carnival and Middlebury, but returned in time to take sixth in the 15K Freestyle at the EISA Championships at Bates.

FRESHMAN (2016): All-East Second Team … EISA Women’s Nordic Skier of the Week on Feb. 9 after two podium finishes at Vermont, including a win in the 5K Freestyle … placed in the top 10 in four other scored races during carnival season, taking fifth in the freestyle at Williams and seventh in both races at the EISA Regional hosted by Middlebury … entered NCAA Championship as the fourth-ranked skier in the East in freestyle, eighth in classical and sixth overall.

BEFORE DARTMOUTH: Lydia was a two-time letter-winner in track and field and three-time letter-winner in cross country and Nordic skiing at West Anchorage High School ... served as the captain for both the Nordic skiing and cross country teams her sophomore and senior seasons ... the individual champion at the Alaska State Championships for Nordic skiing her sophomore and senior year and team champions her sophomore year ... Region IV team and individual champions in cross country ... named to the all-state ski team and All-American Team her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons for Nordic skiing.

PERSONAL: Lydia is the daughter of Dave Blanchet and Ellen Toll ... her mother was a Nordic skier at Williams (1973-77), and her father was an alpine skier at Williams (1968-72) ... music enthusiast and enjoys rock climbing.

 2016 CL FS
 Bates 36 7
 Colby 16
 Vermont 3 1
 Dartmouth 21
 Williams 5^ 5^
 Middlebury 7 7
 NCAA 27 29
^no scoring in FS race, added to CL time to determine finish

 2017 CL FS
 St. Lawrence 13 1
 New Hampshire 4 3
 Vermont 5 3
 Dartmouth
 Middlebury
 Bates 30 6
 NCAA 33

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Highlights: Dartmouth Ski Carnival, Feb. 10, 2018
Interview: Alpine Skiing 2017-18 Season Preview, Jan. 17, 2018
Interview: Nordic Skiing 2017-18 Season Preview, Jan. 12, 2018