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Big Green Settles for 2nd At Home Meet

Lyme/Craftsbury, Vt. — With three top-10 finishes, including a spot on the podium, the Dartmouth College women’s alpine team beat the field in the slalom at the Dartmouth Carnival on Saturday. But it was Vermont that ran away with the title as the Catamounts scored big victories in the other three events of the day for a two-day total of 1,018 points. The Big Green finished a distant second with 853 points while New Hampshire took third with 710.

At Dartmouth Skiway, Dartmouth freshman Meg Currie recorded the fourth best time the first trip down the mountain, then posted the fastest time on her second run to finish on the podium in second place in 1:44.91, behind only Vermont’s Kate Ryley (1:43.76).

Dartmouth sophomore Lizzie Kistler posted the fastest time of the day, but she was disqualified and did not get to race again.

Even with Kistler’s DQ, the Big Green had two other skiers among the top 10 to win the event, and a fourth competitor in 11th. Sophomore Maisie Ide had a combined time of 1:47.64 to finish in ninth, while classmate Anne Strong was 10th (1:47.86). Dartmouth freshman Nicole Anderson finished 11th, just three-hundredths of a second behind Strong. The top three scored 108 points for the Big Green, enough to edge New Hampshire (99) and Vermont (96).

One day after just missing out on a victory in the giant slalom, the men fell back into fourth place in the slalom as Vermont swept the top four. Dartmouth’s top finisher was senior Mathieu Bertrand (1:43.40, ninth), followed by freshman Dylan Brooks (12th, 1:43.92) and junior Dylan Fisher McCarney (13th, 1:44.34).

Over at Craftsbury Nordic Center, senior Annie Hart registered the other podium finish for Dartmouth, placing second in the women’s 15K Classic with a time of 50:02.0. Vermont took the other two spots on the podium as Anja Gruber outdistanced the field by more than a minute at 48:54.0. Big Green junior Carly Wynn claimed seventh (51:27.2) and sophomore Corey Stock was ninth (51:35.8).

In the interval start of the men’s 20K Classic, Dartmouth junior Silas Talbot maintained a solid pace throughout the four laps to finish eighth among the collegiate skiers with a time of 58:07.3. Senior Cameron Woodworth got off to a quick start and recorded the second-fastest time on the opening lap, but he fell back into ninth, a half-second behind Talbot. Dartmouth freshman Fabian Stocek was 11th (58:33.7). The Catamounts won the event handily with three of the top four times, and New Hampshire just edged the Big Green, 96-93.

Women’s Hoop

Brown 71, Dartmouth 55

Providence, r.i. — Sophie Bikofsky scored 14 points and Laure Clarke added 13 as Brown (8-12, 2-4 Ivy League) kept Dartmouth (3-17, 0-6) winless in Ivy play.

Nicola Zimmer led Dartmouth with 12 points, followed by Lakin Roland with 10. Brown scored 23 points off turnovers to Dartmouth’s nine.

Colby-Sawyer 56 Husson 49

New London — Kelsey Cahill scored a season-high 19 points as Colby-Sawyer (12-9, 11-3 NAC) defeated Husson (10-11, 9-5) to leap into second place in the NAC standings.

Men’s Hoop

Husson 71 Colby-Sawyer 60

New London — Husson (10-2, 13-1 NAC) shot 63.2 percent in the second half and 59 percent for the game to earn a win at Colby-Sawyer (11-9, 10-4) and remain atop the NAC standings. Colby-Sawyer’s Mike Dias scored 14 points.

Women’s Tennis

Dartmouth 5, Cornell 2

New York — Sixth-seeded Dartmouth defeated No. 4 Cornell in the fifth-place match at the ECAC Indoor Tennis Championships.

Dartmouth’s Taylor Ng (No. 2) and Akiko Okuda (No. 4) won in straight sets. Katherine Yau at No. 1, Melissa Matsuoka at No. 3 and Tan at No. 5 were also victorious.

Men’s Track

Big Green Breaks Mark

Boston — The second day of Boston University’s Valentine Invitational saw several strong performances from individuals of Dartmouth men’s track & field, including a nearly three-decade old record falling.

The highlight of the non-scoring meet inside the BU Track and Tennis Center was when Dartmouth’s Will Geoghegan broke a 28-year old program record in the 3,000 meters. The senior ran a 7:51.57 to take second overall by just five-hundredths of a second in a field of more than a hundred.

The old record of 7:54.60 was set in 1985 by Jim Sapienza, while Geoghegan’s mark was just the fifth sub-eight-minute 3,000 time in Big Green history.

In the mile, John Bleday was 12th overall in 4:00.69, the third-fastest time by a Dartmouth runner in program history and breaking his own personal best of 4:01.44 set two weeks ago on the same track at BU.