FRANCONIA, N.H. — The Dartmouth ski team enjoyed its finest day thus far at the 2017 NCAA Skiing Championships with four skiers finishing among the top 10 between the men and women in the slalom on Friday at Cannon Mountain. Junior Foreste Peterson ended her day on the podium in third place for the women while senior Thomas Woolson placed fourth as both garnered first-team All-America honors.

Between the two races, the Big Green picked up 143 points in the standings, a total surpassed only by the University of Denver (154), which finished the day atop the leaderboard with 419 points. The leader entering the day, Utah, tallied just 83 to fall back into second place (384.5), while Colorado is a close third overall (377) with Dartmouth fourth (313).

The men had the early start today with junior Brian McLaughlin having the honor of going first at 9 a.m. His time proved to be one of the fastest on the first run, tying for third in 55.98 seconds with Colorado’s David Ketterer. Freshman Tanguy Nef and senior Thomas Woolson joined McLaughlin in the top 10 with times of 56.70 (eighth) and 56.84 (ninth) to put the Big Green in position to possibly take the team title in the event. Middlebury’s Rob Cone was atop the leaderboard at the conclusion of the first run three-tenths of a second ahead of McLaughlin, with Vermont’s William St. Germain between the two in 55.85.

As well as the men competed in the morning, the Dartmouth women were slightly better. Junior Kelly Moore, like McLaughlin, was the first skier to zip through the gates, posting a solid time of 1:00.26, which held up to keep her just in the top 10. But it was sophomore Alexa Dlouhy, third on the slopes, that lit up the course with what turned out to be the best run in 58.35 seconds, more than three-tenths of a second better than Denver’s Andrea Komsic in second place. Not wanting to be left out, junior Foreste Peterson produced another terrific time in 59.27 seconds, which had her sitting fourth.

For the second run, the top-30 skiers went in reverse order of finish, building the tension as the leaders had to wait. Woolson was the Big Green star of this trek, posting the fastest time in 53.13 seconds that allowed him to finish fourth overall with an aggregate time of 1:49.97. Nef also put together a scintillating run in 53.69, lifting him into sixth overall at 1:50.39 to earn a spot on the All-America Second Team. Unfortunately for McLaughlin, he had a brief setback toward the bottom of the course that caused him to lose eight or more seconds that left him in 27th for the race. Ketterer took the gold in 1:49.23 with St. Germain second (1:49.63) and Denver’s Erik Read — brother of Big Green skier Kevyn Read — claimed third (1:49.92) to complete the podium.

Moore was first up for the Big Green on the women’s second run, putting together a solid run in 59.01 seconds, but it left her in 11th overall with a combined time of 1:59.27, barely denying her All-America honors. Peterson had the best time on the second attempt for the Dartmouth trio, zipping through the gates in 58.19 seconds that lifted her onto the podium in third at 1:57.46. Dlouhy could not hang on to the lead as she had a couple of hiccups on the course, but kept her composure and her feet well enough to take sixth in 1:58.18, joining Nef on the All-America Second Team. Moltzan ended up on the top step of the podium with her winning time of 1:56.57, more than half a second ahead of Komsic in second (1:57.08).

Behind Ketterer’s victory and two others in the top 15, Colorado won the men’s slalom with 80 points, with Denver and Vermont both posting 71 and Dartmouth in fourth with 62. The Pioneers of Denver just edged out the Big Green for the women’s title, 83-81, with Montana State third with 60.

The final day of the NCAA Championships will feature the mass start freestyle races, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Jackson Ski Touring Center with the men’s 20K, followed by the women’s 15K. Both races will be streamed live at ncaa.com/liveschedule.