Kinner Leads Way at Middlebury Carnival

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Harvard finished in 10th place at the Middlebury Carnival this past weekend with Dartmouth winning the weekend for a fifth time this season.

In the alpine events, the men’s slalom team turned in the best showing with a ninth place finish, keyed by an impressive 23rd place finish from Christopher Kinner. Kinner, starting in 59th position, turned in the best start-to-finish turnaround for the weekend with a combined time of 1:38.18.

Kinner was 27 places ahead of his bib number in the giant slalom, finishing 16th overall and missing out on a top 15 position by one hundredth of a second with a combined time of 2:04.67.

In the women’s giant slalom, Caroline McHugh had another good showing with a 32nd place finish with a combined time of 2:11.87 after starting in 47th position. McHugh placed 41st in the slalom event with a combined time of 1:49.16 after moving up from 60th position.

In the Nordic events 10 inches of fresh snow paved the way for a good weekend for the Crimson as Cara Sprague led the women in the 10K MS event with a 27th place finish time of 34:08.4. The women’s relay team of Sprague, Audrey Mangan and Alyssa Devlin finished in 12th position with a time of 54:20.3.  

In the men’s 10K classic, Dave McCahill narrowly topped Trevor Petach for the team’s top finish with a time of 31:39.2 to finish in 51st position. The relay team consisting of those two and Torin O’Brien finished in 19th place.

Harvard is back in action this weekend at the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Championships in Sugarloaf, Maine.

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