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

Crimp Takes Best Finish For Men Since '08 as Nordic Opens EISA Season
James Crimp's finish was the top for a Bowdoin men's skier since 2008

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.