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Skiing Places Ninth at Dartmouth Carnival

Pictured: Chris Kinner in action at the St. Michael's Carnival earlier this season (Lincoln Benedict)

HANOVER, N.H. - In the fourth EISA ski weekend of the season Harvard finished ninth out of 13 participating schools at the Dartmouth Carnival. The Crimson's women Nordic team once again led the way with a sixth place finish in the 15K mass start freestyle event.

Dartmouth and Vermont finished first and second while Middlebury edged out New Hampshire for third place.

In the women's 15K, Alena Tofte and Esther Kennedy battled it out over the grueling terrain in cold conditions with Tofte edging her teammate by seven tenths of a second for a 14th place finish. Kennedy not only had to try and catch Tofte but hold off New Hampshire's Anya Bean - which she did by four tenths of a second in a thrilling finish.

With 70 competitors in the men's 20K event, Anthony Ryerson led the way for the Crimson as he crossed in 41st position ahead of two point leaders for Bowdoin.

Caroline McHugh paced the Crimson in the women's GS during an impressive set of runs that saw her climb from 62nd position into 26th in a cluster of competitors.

In the men's GS, Chris Kinner once again led the way for Harvard with a 41st place finish to hold off Bates' Alex Jones in a combined time of 1:53.44.

Catherine Sheils had an impressive outing in the slalom, finishing 22nd and climbing 17 positions in the process with a combined time of 1:47.41. Kinner also registered a top 25 finish in the slalom event as the senior produced two nearly identical runs to finish comfortable in that spot in advancing 22 positions from qualifying.