The St. Lawrence University Nordic ski teams competed in the 5k and 10k freestyle races at the 2013 UVM Carnival at the Trapp Family Lodge. Austin Meng paced the Saints in 12th place overall in the 10k, the best finish of his collegiate career.
Meng raced in a time of 26:11.3 to earn 30.0 points for the carnival. Rookie Kyle Curry (40th) and sophomore Will Frielinghaus (42nd) capped the team's scoring at 51.0 points, good for eighth place in the standings.
Sophomore Reed Likly (53rd) and first-year James McCatherin (66th) rounded out the men's team's line-up.
On the women's side, Kelsey Nichols continued her string of impressive finishes with a 26th place showing. The senior raced the 5k in 15:10.0, leading the Saints to ninth place overall. Nichols was joined in the scoring by Cassidy Cichowicz and Erin Perryman, who finished 34th and 50th respectively.
Rookies Margaret Nitschke (58th) and Melanie Swick (71st) also raced for the Scarlet and Brown in the women's 5k Free.
Dartmouth College swept the freestyle events on day one of the UVM Carnival. However, the host school did claim the men's individual winner in Scott Patterson, while Middlebury's Annie Pokorny won the women's race.
The Saints Nordic squads will race again tomorrow in classic on day two of the UVM Carnival.