Scott Patterson and Anja Gruber each earned a spot on the podium in the classic Nordic races on the final day of the UVM Carnival to help Vermont pull out an eight-point win over Dartmouth at Trapp Family Lodge on Sunday. The Catamounts, who are unbeaten on the EISA Circuit this season, recorded 868 points, while the Big Green posted 860 points. New Hampshire finished third with 744 points.
Patterson, who was the freestyle winner yesterday, earned his fifth podium appearance of the season with a runner-up finish in the men's 10K classic race. He posted a time of 27:52.6 and was one of three Catamounts in the top-10.
Teammates Jorgen Grav and Cole Morgan finished seventh and eighth, respectively and Dylan Grald added a top-20 finish, placing 19th to lead UVM to second place in the team standings in the event.
Sam Tarling of Dartmouth, yesterday's runner-up, won the men's classic race with a time of 27:42.7.
On the women's side, Gruber, who finished fifth in the freestyle skate yesterday, returned to the podium for the fifth time in six races with a third place finish in the classic race. She finished with a time of 32:22.0.
Annie Hart of Dartmouth (32:08.9) and Annie Porkrny of Middlebury (32:15.5) joined Gruber on the podium, finishing first and second, respectively.
Linda Danvind-Malm and Jane McClelland added top-10 finishes for Vermont. Danvind-Malm was seventh (33:05.5), while McClelland was 10th (33:32.8). Stephanie Kirk finished just outside the top-10 in 12th place (33:45.6) to round out the top Vermont skiers.
The EISA Circuit continues on February 8-9 with the 103rd edition of the Dartmouth Carnival. The Alpine races will take place at the Dartmouth Skiway with the races beginning at 9 a.m. each day. The Nordic events will be held at Oak Hill Cross Country Center and races start at 10 a.m. each day.
Courtesy: UVM Athletic Department
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