CRAFTSBURY, Vt. – The University of New Hampshire Nordic skiing trio of Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.), Elizabeth Izzo (Lake Placid, N.Y.) and Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) posted a third-place finish in the women's 3x5K freestyle relay to highlight Saturday's racing action at the EISA's Dartmouth Carnival.
With 707 points, the UNH skiers finished in fourth place behind Vermont (977 points), Dartmouth (871) and Middlebury (785). Saturday's scheduled alpine races were cancelled due to extreme winds, so points from Friday's giant slalom were doubled.
Taylor registered the fastest time among the three Wildcats with a lap of 16 minutes, 14.7 seconds. Izzo clocked in at 16:19.4, and Caldwell-Bean finished in 17:13.1 to give UNH a total time of 49:47.3 for 96 points. Dartmouth won the race in 47:57.7 (116 points), followed by UVM (48:57.2, 106 points).
The UNH men's Nordic combination of Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden), Sam Reed (Keene, N.H.) and Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) finished the 3x5K free relay in a time of 45:18.8 for 60 points and seventh place. Per Lindgren tallied the fastest lap (14:57.2), followed by his older brother Erik Lindgren (15:03.5) and Reed (15:18.1). Dartmouth won the race in 41:58.7 (116 points).
Photo courtesy Cory Ransom/EISA Skiing