The Nordic ski team moved up in the standings last weekend at the Williams Carnival, coming in 10th out of 13 teams. Because of sparse snow cover, a relay race scheduled for Saturday was cancelled and replaced by a distance race.

Kaitlynn Miller '14 continued her success this season by leading the women in the 10K classic race on Saturday, finishing in 19th place (33:27.8). According to Spencer Eusden '12, Hannah Wright '13 also had "an impressive race on Saturday, and has consistently been doing better at the carnivals."

On the men's side, Eusden finished 23rd in the men's 10K classic (28:28.9) and Kevin Hoose '15 came in 31st. Head Coach Nathan Alsobrook said that Hoose has improved greatly as the season has progressed, and that last week was "his best race of the season."

Alsobrook said that the team has yet to reach its peak, but that he expects the skiers will have some of their best races at the Eastern Championships this weekend. Although he is not expecting "any huge jumps in performances," the racers will likely "gain a few seconds here and there to shave down their times."

Though the carnival was originally slated to be held at Middlebury, competition will take place in Stowe, Vt., again because of that course's snow cover. This is the third time the teams will race in this location.

"It hurts and helps the teams—every athlete knows the course so well by now," said Alsobrook. He added that, because of this familiarity with the location, the team should be able "to nail all the details" of the course.

-Compiled by Rachel Gladstone.