The slopes were in fine condition following several accumulations and the recent freeze, making for fast runs. Sophomore Lizzie Kistler (Santa Rosa, Calif.) had a strong first run in 1:02.78, the fifth fastest among the competition. The second time down was even better at 1:02.35 for a combined time of 2:06.13, which placed on the podium in third behind Vermont’s Kate Ryley (2:02.71) and Harvard’s Rebecca Nadler (2:03.51).
Dartmouth placed two others among the top 11 in sophomores Anne Strong (Loveland, Colo.), who took eighth in 2:07.51, and Sara Kikut (Burlington, Vt.), who claimed 11th place with a time of 2:08.29. Classmate Maisie Ide (Minneapolis, Minn.) wasn’t far behind in 14th place at 2:08.93.
While the women had a trio of skiers in the top 11, the men placed four. Leading the way was sophomore Robert Overing (Rothesay, N.B.) in second to earn a spot on the podium. He was one of just three skiers to finish the course in under a minute, and one of two to accomplish the feat on both runs. His times of 59.95 and 59.78 seconds put him at a total of 1:59.73, second to only Vermont’s Dominique Garand’s 1:58.88.
In seventh place was a rookie in freshman Dylan Brooks (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) with nearly identical times to come in at 2:01.93. Junior Ben Morse (Carrabassett Valley, Maine) placed ninth thanks to his combined time of 2:02.34, while another Dylan took 11th in junior Dylan Fisher McCarney (Toronto, Ont.), who completed his two runs in 2:02.94. Also competing for the men was senior captain Mathieu Bertrand (Montreal, Quebec) who finished in 22nd with a time of 2:04.78.
The slalom will begin on Saturday morning, while the remainder of the carnival featuring the Nordic events will take place on Feb. 1-2.