Competed in nine of the 11 races during the carnival season ... posted six top-20 finishes, placing as high as eighth in the 10K Free with a time of 29:22.9 at the Vermont Carnival ... other top-10 finish came at the New Hampshire Carnival in the 15K Free with a time of 43:12.0, good for ninth ... won the free sprint at the U.S. Cross Country Championships in the junior division.
Q and A with Carly
I was shopping for a ski team. I wanted to stay close to home and the D-plan appealed to me. I also do biathlon, and when I was applying to schools I wasn't sure if I wanted to focus more on nordic or biathlon. The D-plan would have let me take winters off to travel and race biathlon if I'd chosen that route.
How long have you been skiing and what got you interested in skiing?
I've been alpine skiing since I could stand, and nordic skiing since I was 10. My family skis together, and when our favorite alpine hill closed 11 years ago we switched to nordic. It was always something we did for fun, and I began racing in middle school and loved it so much I decided to see how far I could take it. With my dad as my coach, my parents and sister were my primary training buddies until I came to Dartmouth. I still alpine ski recreationally.
Tell me something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.
Not much would surprise my teammates at this point..haha. The team knows each other pretty well! Ok, something interesting...I was so scared to come to Dartmouth and ski with my teammates and not have my dad around all the time anymore. I think my whole team already knows that, but other people may not expect that!
What are your future plans, if any?
Probably back to biathlon. I'd love to pursue it further and see where it takes me. I miss biathlon, although I really love racing on the carnival circuit now. But when that's done, I'll probably pick up the rifle again. Beyond skiing, I'm interested in holistic wellness and positive psychology. I'm not sure grad school's on my radar right now, but some form of continued study in this area will probably happen.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus?
I'm involved in the DOC, particularly the DMC (Mountaineering. Basically, rock climbing). I've climbed on and off for several years now; it's a great way for me to just enjoy a sport for it's own sake and not get wrapped up in competition. I work in the climbing gym and am organizing the club's spring break trip this year. I'm also a huge fan of Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, and I'll be returning there this spring for my second season of being on the crew.