February 3, 2013

Nordic Skiing Earns Second-Straight Top-Ten Finish at UVM Carnival

STOWE, Vt. - The Bowdoin College nordic ski team took ninth of 13 teams at the University of Vermont Carnival last weekend hosted by the Trapp Family Lodge.

The Polar Bears finished with 193 points, just behind St. Lawrence and Harvard to earn their second-straight Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association top-ten finish. It is the first time that Bowdoin has earned back-to-back top-ten EISA finishes since 2009.

Kaitlynn Miller continued her exceptional string of finishes by taking ninth-place in the women's 5K freestyle (14:28.0), ending less than 27 seconds off the winning pace. She followed it up with a 13th-place showing in the 10K classic race (33:49.4).

James Crimp was the leading performer for the men's team, carding a 23rd-place finish in the men's 10K freestyle (26:39.3) while earning a 33rd-place finish in the 10K classic (29:51.4).

Other strong finishes included Emma James' 38th-place showing in the women's 10K classic (36:49.9) and Hannah Wright's 40th-place finish in the women's 5K freestyle (15:39.4). On the men's side, Kevin Hoose took 31st place in the men's 10K freestyle (26:50.4) and also earned a 43rd-place finish in the 10K classic (30:19.5).

The Polar Bears will be back in action next weekend when they travel to the Dartmouth Carnival in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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