Nordic Skiing Takes Best-Ever Fourth-Place Showing at St. Michael's Carnival

Lily Johnson took 11th in Saturday's 5K classic race for Bowdoin
Lily Johnson took 11th in Saturday's 5K classic race for Bowdoin

HUNTINGTON, Vt. - The Bowdoin College nordic ski team finished fourth at the St. Michael's Carnival this weekend, the best-ever finish for the program

The Polar Bears took 4th of 12 teams with 306.0 team points, trailing only Vermont (483), Dartmouth (437) and Middlebury (407).

Weekend Highlights

  • Elliot Ketchel had one of the finest weekends by a men's nordic skier in school history, taking an eighth-place finish in Sunday's 15K freestyle (39:15.3) - the best-ever finish for a Polar Bear first-year male in an EISA competition. He also recorded a ninth-place showing in Saturday's 10K classic in 25:08.91.
  • The Bowdoin women were outstanding in Saturday's 5K classic as Lily Johnson led the way with an 11th-place finish (14:01.32), closely followed by Renae Anderson (14:04.71) in 13th and Gabrielle Vandendries in 14th (14:09.37).
  • Anderson paced the Polar Bear women in the 10K freestyle race, earning 16th in 30:32.5.
  • Christian Gostout also took a pair of top-20 showings, taking 17th in the classic event (25:40.63) and 14th in the freestyle (39:34.4).

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will return to action on the weekend of February 2-3 at the UVM Carnival