Catamounts Win 10th Straight Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Carnival
- By Lisa A. Champagne
The Vermont Catamounts ran their streak of EISA Carnival wins to 10 straight with an 83-point victory over Dartmouth at the University of New Hampshire Carnival, Jan. 24-25. Vermont registered 953 points, while the Big Green totaled 870 points.
The UVM alpine teams continued their impressive performances as Catamounts won both the men's and women's slalom races.
Elise Tefre picked up her first win of the season in the women's slalom. She posted the best time in both runs to finish the day with a total time of 1:33.28. Kate Ryley joined Tefre on the podium with a third place finish (1:34.68), and Kristina Riis Johannessen added a fifth place finish (1:36.82) to round out the scoring skiers for the Catamounts.
In the men's slalom, the Catamounts finished 1-2-4. Dom Garand led all skiers with a time of 1:27.50, while Taylor Wunsch finished second overall with a time of 1:29.41. Travis Dawson rounded out the group with a fourth place finish and time of 1:30.14.
In the Nordic races, Anja Gruber picked up her second win of the weekend with a victory in the women's 15k freestyle. She posted a winning time of 41:30.4 to out distance Dartmouth's Annie Hart (42.45.4). Fellow Catamount Linda Danvind Malm earned another podium finish, placing third overall with a time of 42:47.8.
Rogan Brown led Vermont in the men's 20k freestyle, finishing third with a time of 49:04.7. Jorgen Grav added a fifth place finish for the Catamounts, crossing the finish line in a time of 49:04.7.