Feb. 14: St. Lawrence University senior captain Kristen Bednar continued her impressive season with her second straight tenth place finish at the 2009 Dartmouth Carnival. Meanwhile, junior Zach Wetherell earned 19th place for the men's Nordic ski team, as both squads earned eighth place overall in their respective Mass Start Freestyle races on Saturday at Oak Hill in Lyme, NH.
The women's team earned a total of 65.0 points to finish one spot higher than Friday, while the men matched their eighth place team finish from the previous day with a total of 61.0 points.
Bednar has been on a tear of late, having now earned four straight top-12 finishes. The Essex Junction, VT native, who is working to close in on an individual bid to the 2009 NCAA Championships, raced the Women's 10K Mass Start Free in a time of 31:20.2 to earn 10th place and 31.0 points for the Scarlet and Brown.
Junior Johannah Ludington and first-year student Caroline Carpenter completed the women's team's scoring in the event with 24th and 32nd place finishes. Ludington clocked in with a time of 32:17.7 for 19.0 points while Carpenter came in with a time of 32:51.5 for 15.0 points.
Also competing for the women's team in the 10K Free was a trio of sophomores including Elizabeth Hayden (45th, 34:03.4), Sophie Allen (46th, 34:05.2) and Hannah James (59th, 37:08.1).