SPORTS BRIEF: Alpine, nordic teams finish ninth at Carnival

It was another weekend and another ninth-place finish for the Harvard alpine and nordic ski teams.

Competing on Friday and Saturday at the Dartmouth Skiway in Hanover, N.H., and the Craftsbury Ski Center in Craftsbury, Vt., the Harvard took ninth at the Dartmouth Winter Carnival, finishing in that position for the third time in three events this season.

Vermont won the carnival, posting 815.0 points to overcome second-place Middlebury College (788.0) and the Big Green (747.0). The Crimson finished with 256.0 points, tallying just over half the score of eighth-place St. Lawrence (504.0).

Harvard’s best events as a team were also ninth-place finishes, in the men’s and women’s slaloms and the women’s 5000-meter classic.

Freshman Jake Segal accomplished the Crimson’s top individual performance, placing 23rd in the men’s slalom with a combined time of 1:43.21 and adding 18.0 points to Harvard’s team total.

The Crimson will be back in action next weekend in the Williams Carnival. The nordic events will be hosted in Prospect Mountain, Vt., while the alpine races will be held at Jiminy Peak in Hancock, Mass.