Lina Sutro of the University of Vermont captured gold at the initial race of the 2019 Bates Carnival at Black Mountain Ski Area in Rumford. Sutro, a sophomore from Carbondale, Colorado, outskated her opponents to win the Women's 5k Freestyle with a time of 13:02.0. Second place went to Dartmouth Senior Lydia Blanchet of Anchorage, Alaska with a time of 13:04.9. Taking the final podium position was Katharine Odgen, a Dartmoutn sophomore from Landgrove, Vermont.
Other top 10 finishers were Lauren Jortberg of Dartmouth, Margie Freed of UVM, Taryn Hunt-Smith of Dartmouth, Anna Bizyukova of UVM, Annika Landis of Middlebury, Leah Brams of Dartmouth and Emily Hyde of Dartmoutn.
Rumford native Stephanie Nicols, a 2018 Gould Academy graduate now skiing for Saint Lawrence University, came in 38th in a field of 62 skiers.
The races, which serve as the NCAA© Regional Championships, continue tomorrow with the 15k Classical Mass Start at 10:00 am.
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