Saints Nordic skier Meng 19th at UNH Carnival
St. Lawrence University junior Nordic skier Austin Meng earned his eighth career top-20 finish on Friday, as he led the Saints in the classic races with a 19th place finish at the 2014 UNH Carnival at the Jackson Touring Center.
Meng finished the men's 10k Classic in 26:32.4, earning 25.0 points for his finish. Senior Eric Lustgaren's 25th place showing followed, while Will Frielinghaus capped the scoring in 28th position. The trio combined to put the Scarlet and Brown in seventh place in the team standings.Other St. Lawrence competitors in the men's race included rookies Blaine Ayotte (41st) and Calvin Swomley (49th), Kyle Curry (53rd), Phillip Marshall (59th), Morgan Holland (61st) and Matt Dier (67th).
Sophomore Erin Perryman paced the St. Lawrence women's Nordic squad in the 5k event with a time of 15:52.8 in 35th place overall. Junior Kate Mulcahy (39th) and sophomore Taren McGray (82nd) contributed to the team's scoring in 11th place, while Lauren Hurd (88th) rounded out the Saints' line-up.
The University of Vermont won the men's event, while Dartmouth College claimed the women's title. However, both individual champions came from UVM, as Jorgen Grav and Anja Gruber won the men's and women's races, respectively.
The St. Lawrence Nordic teams will be in action again tomorrow, Saturday, January 25 in the freestyle races at UNH.