January 18, 2014

Crimp Takes Best Finish For Men Since '08 as Nordic Opens EISA Season

WATERVILLE, Maine - The Bowdoin College nordic skiing team opened its Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association season with a 10th place finish at the Colby Carnival Saturday at Quarry Road Recreational Area.

James Crimp led the way for the Polar Bears this weekend, earning a ninth-place finish in Friday's 10K classic (32:25.5) - the best EISA finish by a Polar Bear male skier since 2008. He followed it up with a 22nd-place finish in Saturday's 15K freestyle (38:53.3). Riley Eusden was the next-best finisher for Bowdoin in both races, taking 34th (39:29.5) in the 15K and taking 42nd (35:17.8) in the 10K.

Kaitlynn Miller paced the women's team with a pair of strong finishes as well. She took 15th (18:03.5) in Friday's 5K classic and 18th in Saturday's 10K free (30:16.4). Her sister, first-year Hannah Miller, was the next-best for the Polar Bears in both events, taking 32nd in both the 5K (18:48.9) and 10K (31:07.8) events.

The Polar Bears will return to action next weekend at the UNH Carnival at the Jackson Cross Country Center.

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