March 5, 2009

The Champlain Valley Union High School Nordic ski teams will be out to boost their team standings Thursday in classical races at Mountain Top Resort in Chittenden near Rutland.

The boys and girls teams both face challenges after Monday’s freestyle races at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe.

Danika Frisbie (10th) led the girls to a third place finish among the 12 Division 1 teams. Teammates Molly Hebert came in 13th and Annie Jackson tied for 18th in the five-kilometer race.

The girls four-by-two-kilometer relay team took third place.

CVU’s John Dixon captured third place in the boys five-kilometer run, finishing some 20 seconds behind winner Peter Hegman (13:24.3) of Mount Mansfield Union. CVU’s Sam Hughes was 15th and the relay guys fourth as the boys tied for fourth among the 11 Division 1 schools.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent