Rumford: Fabian Stocek of Jilemnice, CZE and skiing for Dartmouth College skated to Freestyle Gold in Day 2 of the 2017 Bates Carnival on Februaty 25th. Stockek completed the 20K mass start in 51:15.9 to grab 1st place. Williams College's Jordan Fields of South Woodstock, Vermont captured the silver with a time of 51:22.5. Williams' Eli Hoenig, the winner of the 10K Classical race on Day 1, took the bronze, crossing the finish line in 51:48.9. Rounding out the top 10 were Luke Brown and Gavin McEwen of Dartmouth, Juri Miosga of UVM, Braden Becker of Williams, Silas Eastman of Colby, Nick Gardnier of Williams, and Koby Gordon of Dartmouth.
In the women's race Dartmouth's Lauren Jortberg of Boulder, Colorado won the Women's 15K Freestyle, completing the foggy course in 44.44.5. Olivia Amber of Colby College and Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin finished in 45.03.2 to win the silver, edging teammate Amy Bianco of Eli, Minnesota who was right with her at the finish line at 45.03.5. Other top 10 finishers were Elizabeth Gill of UNH, Hannah Miller of Bowdoin, Lydia Blanchet, Abigail Drach, and Taryn Hunt-Smith of Dartmouth, Lucy Hochschartnet of Saint Lawrence, and Zoe Snow of Dartmouth.