Hanover, NH – Day one of the Dartmouth Carnival, one of the longest-running ski races in the United States, unfolded today at Oak Hill in Hanover, NH. A retro 10km course challenged the both the men's and women's fields. On the men's side Jack Schrupp '18 led the way in 6th place, his best finish of the season. He was followed by Braden Becker '19 in 14th and Henry McGrew in 22nd. Also putting in strong performances for the Ephs were Dylan Syben '20, Evan Carr '19, and Nick Gardner '19. They finished in 30th, 35th, and 40th. Jack Consenstein '20 and Franklin Reilly '21 and finished the day in 49th and 52nd. Two skiers battling illness, Emil Graf '21 and Andrew Hull '21 decided they had "nothing to lose" and toed the line. They finished 66th and 78th. This was first time the entire men's team entered a race this season! They finished in 4th place as a team, 5 points from the podium.
On the women's side Sonya Jampel '19 led the way in 19th. She was followed by Ingrid Thyr '20 and Carmen Bango '20, who finished in 30th and 33rd. Elowyn Pfeiffer '18, Ivy Spiegel-Ostrum '20, Magdalen York '19 finished the day in 48th, 58th, 66th. Also having great races for the Ephs were Lucy Alexander '20 and Isabel Lane '21. They finished 70th and 85th. The women's team team tied for 6th on the day. Head Coach Jason Lemieux remarked, "A great day overall. It was fantastic to see the men's team vying for the for the podium. We cannot wait until tomorrow!" Racing action continues tomorrow with 5/10k skate races.