Pictured: Alena Tofte
SUGARLOAF, Vt. – The Harvard University ski program finished ninth out of 12 programs at the Colby Carnival in the second week of the season this past weekend at Sugarloaf Mountain and Titcomb Trail. The Crimson finished with 347 points, behind St. Lawrence and ahead of Saint Michael's. The women's Nordic program carried the Crimson with a sixth place finish in the women's 10K Classic event while the men finished seventh in the same event.
In the Classic events, Alena Tofte sparked the Crimson with an impressive eight-place individual finish with a time of 41:35.8. The men were led by Christopher Stock who recorded a 17th-place finish in a time of 33:23.0 to hold off Bowdoin's Wilson Dippo by five seconds. anthony Ryerson also turned in a top-25 performance in a time of 34 minutes flat to get the position by eight tenths of a second.
In the downhill events, freshman Rebecca Nadler turned in another impressive effort in the giant slalom with a sith place finish following a 12th-place qualifying run. Nadler moved up from seventh on her second run which featured the fifth-best run of the segment at 1:06.24. Nadler led the team in the slalom as well with a 23rd place finish.
For the men, Ian Anderson and Sam Harrison came in at No.'s 35 and 36 in the giant slalom. Andrew Spielvogel had the team's best run in the slalom, a 38th place finish following a 61st place starting position.