From Dartmouth Ski Team press release:
It was a long time in coming, but for the Dartmouth Big Green it was worth it.
Dominating the classical cross country events, the Big Green roared past first-day leader Vermont to win the 93rd Dartmouth Winter Carnival in Hanover. Dartmouth's first win at it's own carnival since 1984.
At the end of Saturday's racing, Dartmouth stood atop the standings with 801
points. Vermont was second with 768; Middlebury College finished third with
On a picture-perfect day at the Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center at Oak
Hill, the Big Green placed four racers in the top 10 in both the men's
20-kilometer race and and three in the women's 15-kilometer classical races.
Sophomore Chrissy May got things started for Dartmouth, winning the women's
15-k in 52:51.5. May was followed by senior Sue Kloek in fourth place and
junior Emily Chenel in seventh.
In the men's 20-K, junior Andy Hunter and senior Brayton Osgood finished 1-2
for the Green, as Hunter took the race in 1:02:42.6.Â Also contributing to
the Big Green rout were senior Tom Temple in fifth place and sophomore Eben
Sargent in eighth.
The cross country results meant a 50-point swing in the team standings,
putting Dartmouth over the top.
To say we were firing on all cylinders is an understatement, said
Dartmouth Director of Skiing and men's cross country coach Ruff Patterson. For both the men's and women's teams to perform so well on the same day
shows how much skiing at home means to our athletes.
Friday's Freestyle Races:
At the Dartmouth Cross Counry Ski Center at Oak Hill in Hanover, the Big
Green placed three finishers in the top 10 of the men's 10-kilometer
freestyle race. Senior Brayton Osgood took second place behind Vermont's
Lowell Bailey, who won the race in 25:12.1. Junior Andy Hunter took fifth
place, and senior Tom Temple finished in eighth for the Big Green, who took
team honors in the race.
In the women's 5-kilometer freestyle, Dartmouth sophomore Chrissy May
finished in fourth place, 11 seconds off the pace of winner Melody Scheefer
of Williams, who won in 15:21.4. Big Green junior Emily Chenel took 10th
place, while sophomore Liz Harrington and senior Sue Kloek finished 24th and
Dartmouth is proud to host the 2003 NCAA Skiing Men's and Women's National
Collegiate Championships March 5-8 at Oak Hill and at the Skiway. For more
information, see www.dartmouth.edu/~ncaaski/