A snowy Friday and Saturday saw the last of the eastern college races contested at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont–the final qualifying opportunity for those trying to secure a spot in the upcoming NCAA National Championships in Colorado on March 11th.
This weekend Middlebury was the official host team, and on Day 1 they had a lot to cheer about with Garrot Kuzzy and Evelyn Dong each winning the men's and women's mass-start 20km/15km skate races.
But it was Darmouth that had the depth, sweeping most of the remaining top spots in the skate races and following up with equally-dominant team efforts on Day 2's 10k and 5k classic events. Dartmouth skiers were led by Michael Sinnott and Alison Crocker, who won their respective classic races. As a team Dartmouth won all four cross-country races.
Below are some photos from the men's 20km mass-start skate on Day 1 and the women's 5km classic on Day 2, as well as the full results for all four races.
Sam Naney (Dartmouth) alone in 5th
Dylan Watts of Williams puts the hurt on Dartmouth, Middlebury and UVM on one of the longer climbs at about 17.5km
Michael Sinnot finishing 2nd
15k skate winner Evelyn Dong heads out of the start in the 5k classic
UVM's Anja Jokela creams the first uphill just after the start
Great cheering crowd out in the woods at the 4km mark, right near where skiers also come by at about the 2.5k mark in the following photos