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Local Roundup: Dartmouth Alpinist Wins; Multiple Winners at N.H. Indoor Track Meet

  • Kyle Doucette

  • Zach Petrin

  • Peter Thibault



Monday, January 22, 2018

Carrabassett Valley, Maine — If Dartmouth College senior Foreste Peterson was going to have to wait an extra day to get her final college Alpine ski racing season started, she certainly made the most of it.

Delayed 24 hours because of high winds at the Sugarloaf resort, Peterson threw down a two-run combined time of 2 minutes, 3.35 seconds to win Sunday’s Colby Carnival giant slalom. Teammate Tanguay Nef had a solid opening day for the Big Green men, taking second.

Peterson won her race by nearly a second over Middlebury’s Caroline Bartlett. Stephanie Currie was fifth (2:06.95) and Alexa Dlouhy took 16th (2:08.73), giving Dartmouth share of the team lead with the Panthers with 114 points. Vermont is third at 107.

Nef (2:00.11) trailed only UVM’s Sandy Vietze (1:59.39) in the men’s GS. Dartmouth placed two other competitors in the top five, with Brian McLaughlin fourth (2:00.66) and Thomas Woolson fifth (2:01.51) for a 127-122 win over the Catamounts.

Combined with earlier Nordic results, UVM holds a 727-719 lead on Dartmouth heading into the carnival-closing slalom, which has been rescheduled for Feb. 4.

Nordic Skiing

Big Green Women2-4-5 at St. Michael’s

Huntington, Vt. — Dartmouth women finished second, fourth and fifth in Sunday’s 10-kilometer freestyle at the Sleepy Hollow Ski and Bike Center to close the opening weekend of the St. Michael’s Carnival.

Lydia Blanchet finished second in 28:48.8, behind only UVM’s Alayna Sonnesyn. Taryn Hunt-Smith (29:08.0) and Emily Hyde (29:32.3) completed the Big Green’s top-five results, although the Catamounts edged Dartmouth for team honors, 131-127.

Dartmouth couldn’t crack the top 10 in the men’s 15K. Gavin McEwen had the top result, taking 11th place in 39:21.8. Middlebury outpointed Vermont, 123-120, with the Big Green a distant sixth (76 points).

Alpine events for the St. Mike’s Carnival are Friday and Saturday at Smugglers Notch.

Men’s Soccer

Danilack SelectedIn MLS SuperDraft

Philadelphia — Another Dartmouth men’s soccer senior heard his name called at the MLS SuperDraft on Sunday, when midfielder Matt Danilack was chosen in the fourth and final round by the Philadelphia Union.

Danilack played a key role in the Big Green’s fourth straight Ivy League championship last season, capping his final college campaign with first-team all-league recognition. Also named NSCAA All-East, Danilack ranked second in scoring for Dartmouth with six goals, three of them match-winners.

He finished his career with 16 goals and 13 assists.

Danilack is the sixth Big Green player selected in the MLS SuperDraft. Defender Wyatt Omsberg went to Minnesota United with the 15th pick of Friday’s first round, the highest choice for an Ivy League player in the draft’s current format.

H.S. Track and Field

Lebanon, Hanover, NewportCompete at UNH

Durham, n.h. — Athletes from the Lebanon and Hanover indoor track teams produced several point-scoring performance in separate N.H. Winter Track League meets at the University of New Hampshire on Sunday.

Hanover ran in the morning meet. Kyle Doucette won the boys 300-meter dash in 38.84 seconds, with teammate Colm Seigne taking fourth (39.64). The Marauders earned fifth-place points in the 4x160 relay (1:26.24).

Hanover’s Heather Stafford had a team-best third place in the girls 300 (47.54). Teammate Ella MacLean (1:50.84) was sixth in the 600 run.

The afternoon meet saw Lebanon’s Kath Merchant win the girls shot put (38 feet, 6.75 inches), with sister Kim taking fifth (30-5). Grace Furlong was third in the 3,000 (11:36.54).

Zach Petrin won the boys long jump (19-2.75) and Marcus Roper claimed the shot put (50-1.75) for the Lebanon boys. Petrin also claimed fourth in the 300 dash (39.94) and Cody Davis took fifth in the 1,000 (2:49.04).

The Tigers took part in the evening session and earned several point-producing placements. Peter Thibault led the charge by winning the boys shot put (45-10), with teammate Ethan Houde sixth (35-7.25).

Mason Martell finished second in the 55 hurdles (8.84), Dylan Palmer was third in the 300 (40.94) and Ryder Lovely claimed sixth in the 600 (1:43.94) for the Tigers, who also claimed points in two relay races.