February 23, 2013

Miller Qualifies For NCAA's as Nordic Skiing Takes 10th at Eastern Championship

RUMFORD, Maine - Kaitlynn Miller became the first Bowdoin nordic skier to qualify for NCAA's in 16 years as the Polar Bears finished 10th of 12 teams in the Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association Championship at Black Mountain this weekend.

Miller capped her exceptional season by placing 11th in Friday's 5K classic (15:44.6) and 18th in Saturday's 10K freestyle (30:07.4) to garner enough points to earn a trip to the NCAA Championship in Middlebury, Vermont on March 6-9. She is the first Bowdoin nordic ski team member to qualify for NCAA's since Nicole Robillard '97 in 1997.

Hannah Wright had a strong showing in the 5K classic (16:23.8), finishing 21st overall while also taking 33rd in the 10K freestyle (31:09.0).

James Crimp led the men's competitors with a 34th-place finish in both Friday's 10K classic (29:37.6) and Saturday's 15K freestyle (40:15.7).