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HANOVER, N.H. - Each week, will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Cross High Performance Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.

This week's Cross High Performance Athletes of the Week - skiing's Sam Tarling and women's track and field's Monica Adler - went above and beyond leading their teams. Tarling, a sophomore, won both the 10K and 20K events. Adler, a freshman, set a new school record, and was part of the distance medley relay team that took first at the Valentine's Invitational.

Dartmouth Female Athlete of the Week:
Monica Adler (Manchester, Mass.), Women's Track & Field, Freshman, Distance

Freshman Monica Adler (Manchester, Mass.) had one of the best weekends a freshman could have at the Valentine's Invitational on Feb. 11-12. In the 1000 meters, Adler finished third, but set a new Dartmouth school record with a time of 2:49.41. The previous record was held by Jessie Allen-Young ’03 at 2:49.56. Adler also took part in the distance medley relay. In the relay, the Big Green took the top spot. The quartet of Adler, senior Alexandra Tanner (Baltimore, Md.), junior Christina Supino (Windham, N.H.), and Arianna Vailas (Manchester, N.H.) finished with a time of 11:29.69. Top-seeded North Carolina State finished second at 11:38.18. Adler and the rest of the Dartmouth team next compete at the Ivy Heptagonal Championship on Feb. 26-27 in New York, N.Y.

Dartmouth Male Athlete of the Week:
Sam Tarling (Cumberland, Maine), Skiing, Sophomore
Sophomore Sam Tarling (Cumberland, Maine) swept the cross country skiing events at the 100th anniversary of the Dartmouth Winter Carnival this past weekend, winning the 10K freestyle with a time of 24:17.5 on Friday, then taking the 20K classic crown by the slimmest of margins (one-tenth of a second) in 1:00:31.3. At each of the first three carnivals this season, Tarling had finished among the top five, but these two races were his first victories. His performances helped the Big Green earn the most points in each event as Dartmouth placed second in the overall team standings.