January 27th, 2012
JACKSON, New Hampshire – Dartmouth racers Sophie Caldwell and Sam Tarling won today’s EISA classic sprint races. Above-freezing temperatures, sleet, and rain on top of fresh overnight snow made for an interesting mix of waxes and skis throughout the morning’s races.
Tarling was one of just several skiers to use skate skis throughout the day, and won with a decidedly strong double pole over second place finisher Skyler Davis (US Ski Team/SMS – first place in prologue) and teammate Eric Packer (8th in prologue).
Caldwell , who was the prologue winner, took the final race at the top of the steep hill situated midway through the course, and won by quite a margin over a field stacked with UVM and Dartmouth skiers. Second place was Caitlin Patterson (UVM – 3rd place in prologue) and third place was Annie Hart (DAR – 2nd place in prologue).
Dartmouth took the top men’s and women’s team scores for the day, UVM in second. Alpine races were cancelled due to weather.