STOWE, Vt. – Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) headlined the University of New Hampshire skiing team's efforts for the second straight day by placing fifth in the women's Nordic 10K classic, helping the Wildcats finish third at the Vermont Carnival on Sunday at Trapp Family Lodge.
UNH compiled 744 points to finish behind carnival winner and host school Vermont (868 points), which edged Dartmouth (860).
Guiney clocked in at 32 minutes, 54.6 points to register 39 of UNH's 98 team points. Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.) posted a ninth-place time of 33:26.2 for 30 points, and Elizabeth Izzo (Lake Placid, N.Y.) finished in 14th place in 33:57.3 to accumulate 28 points. Dartmouth scored a 120 to win the women's 10K classic, followed by Middlebury (113), UVM (109) and the fourth-place Wildcats.
The UNH men's Nordic team took third place in the 10K classic by virtue of an 87-point total. Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) led the way with a ninth-place time of 28:45.9 for 33 points. Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) placed 14th in 29:01.2 for 28 points, and Sam Reed (Keene, N.H.) notched 26 points in a 17th-place time of 29:10.3. The Big Green amassed a team score of 130 points to win the race, followed by the Catamounts (119) and the 'Cats.
The Wildcats return to EISA skiing action at the Dartmouth Carnival Feb. 8-9, with alpine racing at Dartmouth Skiway and Nordic races scheduled for Oak Hill. For more information on the UNH skiing team, visit www.unhwildcats.com or www.unhskiing.com.