WATERVILLE/CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — The Dartmouth ski team enjoyed a fine day at the Colby Carnival, maintaining its secure hold on second place, but Vermont overwhelmed the field by taking nine of the 12 podium spots. The Catamounts swept the top three spots in both the men’s and women’s slalom and finished the carnival with 1,012 points while the Big Green compiled 882. Middlebury rounded out the top three teams with 681 points.

In the Nordic events, the races were reduced by 5K and changed from a mass start to an interval start due to the weather conditions. For the women, senior Annie Hart (Stillwater, Minn.) finished 11.5 seconds behind Vermont’s Linda Danvind-Malm with a time of 28:28.3 in the 10K Freestyle race. Although the Big Green claimed four more of the top 10 spots, the Catamounts took three of the top four to secure the event. Sophomore Emily Hannah (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) skated across the finish line in sixth place (29:28.4) with teammates Corey Stock (Lincoln, Mass.) and senior Isabel Caldwell (Peru, Vt.) right behind in seventh (29:31.6) and eighth place (29:36.9), respectively. Junior Carly Wynn (Queensbury, N.Y.) claimed 10th place with a time of 29:39.8.

For the men, freshman Patrick Caldwell (Lyme, Vt.) also took second in the 15K Freestyle with no one within 18 seconds of his time of 36:29.5. No one, that is, other than Scott Patterson from Vermont, who bested the field by more than a full minute at 35:26.1. The next Big Green finisher was senior Cameron Woodworth (Yarmouth, Maine) in seventh place in 37:35.0, while junior Silas Talbot (Anchorage, Alaska) crossed the line just 2.5 seconds after him to take eighth.

On the slopes of Sugarloaf, the men posted a fine day in the slalom with three top-10 finishes, led by sophomore Robert Overing (Rothesay, N.B.) in fifth place with times totaling 1:29.37. Another sophomore in Sam Macomber (Plymouth, N.H.) raced down the mountain with two solid times that put him in seventh at 1:29.98, while freshman Dylan Brooks (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) beat out New Hampshire’s Geoffrey Bonewald by one-hundredth of a second to claim 10th for himself in 1:30.25. As a team, the Big Green scored 109 points to finish second in the event behind Vermont, which had the top four times.

Like the men’s top finisher, sophomore Maisie Ide (Minneapolis, Minn.) claimed fifth place as the women’s top skier of the day with a combined time of 1:37.52. Joining Ide in the top 10 was sophomore Sara Kikut (Burlington, Vt.) in 1:40.65. Rounding out the Big Green’s scorers was junior Abby Fucigna (Hopkinton, Mass.) in 14th at 1:41.62. The trio tallied 95 points for the Big Green to take third in the slalom.

Dartmouth will ski again next weekend when the New Hampshire Carnival begins on Friday, Jan. 24 with the alpine events taking place at Cannon Mountain and the Nordic events at the Jackson Ski Touring Center.