Nordic skiers Terko, Carpenter lead Saints at UNH Carnival
St. Lawrence University senior Nordic skier Adam Terko earned his collegiate best finish on Saturday at the 2012 UNH Carnival in Jackson, NH with a 16th place finish in the 20k Classic. Classmate Caroline Carpenter continued her impressive run of finishes with her second career top-15 showing in the women's 15k Classic, finishing 14th overall.
"We had a few great individual races today, as Adam really needed that finish and Caroline's race was awesome," said St. Lawrence head coach Ethan Townsend. "We're still looking for a little more on the team front, but we'll look to find that next weekend at UVM."Carpenter raced the 15k course in 43:39.0, earning 30.0 points towards the team standings. Fellow senior Leah Hart landed her ninth collegiate top-20 finish thanks to a 20th place showing, while junior Kelsey Nichols rounded out St. Lawrence's team scoring in 48th place. The trio combined for 66.0 points, good for fifth place overall.
First-year student Kate Mulcahy was the final Saint skier in the women's event, finishing in 55th position.
Meanwhile, Terko paced the men's team in 50:35.8 on the 20k course to net 26.0 points. Though sophomore Eric Lustgarten was 27th, two of the top skiers, Connor Hunt and Teo Jackson, did not finish the race. First-year student Austin Meng capped the scoring in 51st position, putting St. Lawrence in eighth place with 54.0 points.
First-year student Will Frielinghaus was 62nd overall, followed by sophomore Bill Prescott and rookie Reed Likly in 71st and 72nd place, respectively. First-year student Austin Hart rounded out the team's line-up in 76th place.
Dartmouth College won both the team and individual titles again on Saturday. The Big Green's women's squad finished with 131.0 points, while the men earned 124.0. Sophie Caldwell earned the women's crown for Dartmouth, while Eric Packer took the men's event.
The St. Lawrence Nordic teams are set to compete at the 2012 UVM Carnival at the Trapp Family Lodge next weekend, February 5 and 6.