LAKE PLACID, NY--The Williams ski team sits in eighth place after Friday, the first day of the St. Lawrence Carnival. Cold, clear conditions greeted the skiers at Whiteface and Mt. Van Hoevenburg for the first day of the season's second carnival.
The men's nordic team had the best result on the day, finishing in fifth place in their 20-kilometer freestyle.
Isaac Hoenig '14 led the squad from 19th place. Hoenig rounded the Mt. Van Hoevenburg course in 50 minutes, 36 seconds to crack the top 20 in the first nordic race of the season.
Vanya Rybkin '15 was at the back of the same pack in the spread-out field, finishing 23rd in 51:01.
Phil Tosteson '13 finished next in 39th place.
The women's nordic team was eighth on the day with 58 points.
Christina Knapp '13 was the top finisher in the women's 15k. Knapp finished 16th place in 43:37.
The women's alpine team was eighth on the afternoon, spurred on by two top-25 finishes. There were none of the top-five heroics that the team's fan's have become accustomed to, but Shannon Campbell '14 managed a strong 20th place result with a two run total of 2:08.69.
Senior captain Geordie Lonza was close behind in 2:09.38, which left her in 24th place.
The men's alpine team finished just two skiers on the afternoon. Carson Houle was 36th in 2:06.38 and Nicholas Pasteris was 42nd in 2:08.29.
The Universuty of Vermont took command of the team competition, claiming the team wins in both downhill events. UVM has 508 points after the first day, well ahead of Dartmouth's 411. Williams is in 8th with 200.
Competition continues Saturday.
Results can be found at http://www.barttiming.com/eisa/Results13/slu13.htm