Talbot, Kirk, Woods finish top 10 at Middlebury Carnival
Silas Talbot of Dartmouth College nearly won the men’s 10-K classic race, finishing second among 68 finishers with a time of 26:13.
The senior standout turned in another top-10 finish with a ninth-place showing in the 10-K skate race in 26:20.
Talbot, of Service High fame, also finished second in the classic at the Vermont Carnival. Overall this season he has seven top-10 finishes in eight college races.
Kirk, of South High fame, finished fourth in the 10-K classic in 31:55 and outsprinted a skier from Bates College at the line.
The junior also was sixth in the 5-K freestyle in 16:32.
It was her second consecutive weekend with double top-10 performances.
Last year she was named to the EISA All-East First Team and competed for the U.S. at the Junior World Championships in Italy.Woods, of South High fame, registered two top-10 finishes at a single meet for the second time.
The super sophomore was ninth in the 10-K classic in 32:27 and placed seventh in the 5-K skate race.
Last year she also raced at Junior Worlds and claimed a fifth-place finish at the U.S. Junior National Championships.