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Kassandra Nelson, skiing for the University of Presque Isle, won the women's 10 Classical Race at the 8th Annual John Roderick Marathon at historic Black Mountain of Maine on February 15, 2020. Neson completed the two laps in 41:14.t to capture the gold. Taking the silver was Nelson's teammate Leinani Farnsworth with a time of 41:51.5. The bronze medal went to Mullein Francis of the University of Maine Farmington in 48:18.8.
In the Women's 10k Freestyle race, Amy Gunn of Black Water Henniker crossed the finish line in 38:32.9 to take top honors. Second place went to Cipperly good of Northwest Vermont with a time of 49:23.0.
The Men's 10k Classical was won by Conner Nilsen of UMPI by striding across the finish in 31:10.3. Isaiah Reid of UMF took the silver with a time of 31:15.9, while Jason Labbee of UMF took the last podium spot with a time of 32:44.5.
The 10k Men's Freestyle race was won by Charlie Gunn in 31:49.3.
Several racers also competed in the 5-lap 25k race. In the women's Freestyle, Molly Siegel of nearby Bethel, Maine won the gold with a time of 1:33:07.6. The silver medal was won by Charlotte Gross of Agamenticus Dover with a time of 1:35:41.0. The bronze medal winner was Carole Clermont of Hermenegile, Quebec with a time of 1:39:56.0.
In the Men's 25k Classical, Mark Lena won the gold.
Albans, Vermont's Tyler Magnan won the Freestyle 25k men's division with a time of 1:17.01. Right behind his was Nathan Moreau of Portland capture the silver in 1:18.25.7. Third place went to Dennis Page of Enfield, NH with a time of 1:21:28.4.
Rumford, Maine: The University of Vermont Catamounts’ Ben Ogden skated the soft snow at Black Mountain in 23:02.0 to win the Men’s Bates Carnival 10k Freestyle race. Ogden, who finished second on the Day 1 20k Classical, won the gold by outdistancing Peter Wolter, who finished the course in 23:09.5 for Middlebury College.
Karl Schulz of the University of Vermont took home the bronze medal, crossing the line in 23:17.2. Vermont’s Bill Harmeyer continued his strong skiing with a 23:34.4 time to take fourth. Scott Schulz, skiing for the University of New Hampshire, had a time of 23:37.4, which was good enough for fifth place. The sixth place finisher was Finn O’Connell, completing the loop in 23:40.6.he t
Other skiers who placed in the top 10 were the 20K Classical winner Rémi Drolet, Bowdoin College’s Elliot Ketchel, Isaac Freitas-Eagan of Williams College, and Bowdoin’s Peter Moore.
Congratulations to all the men skiers for outstanding skiing and sportsmanship throughout the Bates Carnival.
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Rumford, Maine: In Day 2 of the Bates Carnival, Alexandra Lawson, skiing for Middlebury College, captured the women’s 5k Nordic Classical gold medal with a time of 12:43.5. The silver went to her teammate Sophia Laukli, who finished the race in 12: 58.6. The final podium spot went to the University of Vermont’s Margie freed, with a time of 13:14.3.
Middlebury’s Annika Landis took fourth Place with a time of 13:14.8. Fifth Place went to.Dartmouth College’s Abigail Drach, who skated across the finish line in 13:15.2. Jacquelyn Garso, skiing for St. Lawrence University, came in sixth with a time of 13:18.3.
Completing the top ten were Lucy Anderson of UNH, Evelina Sutro of Vermont, and teammates Lauren Jortberg and Molly Gellert of Dartmouth.
Congratulation to all the women for two great days of skiing competition.
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Rumford, Maine: Sophia Laukli of Middlebury College capture EISA gold in the Women's 15k Mass Start Classical Nordic race in Day 1 of the Bates Carnival at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine. Laukli's time of 45:50.8 during mixed wintry conditions was 10 seconds faster than University of Vermont's Anna Bizyukova, who skied the three laps in 46:00.7. Her teammate Margie Freed took the bronze with a time of 46:07.2.
Fourth place went to the Vermont's Waverly Gebhardt who finished in 46:09.7. Annika Landis of Middlebury took fifth place with a time of 46:37.9. The sixth place finisher was Evelina Sutro of Vermont, who strided to the finish in 46:38.9. Rounding out the top 10 were Gabrielle Vandensries of Bowdoin, Alexndra Lawson of Middlebury, Renai Anderson of Bowdoin, and Kaelyn Woods of Bates College.
Rumford, Maine: Rémi Drolet of Harvard University and Ben Ogden of the Univversity of Vermont pulled away from the pack and never looked back in the Bates Carnival 20k Classical on February 7th. Drolet, from British Columbia eventually passed Ogden to grab the gold in the mass start race at Black Mountain of Maine. Drolet's time of 55:45.9 was 14 seconds ahead of Ogden, who crossed the line at 55:59.8. The second coupling was even closer, with Vermont's Bill Harmeyer grabbing the last podium spot in 57:39.1 with Peter Wolter of Middlebury College right behind at 57:40.2.
Christian Gostout of Bowdoin who completed the 4-lap course in 59:10.4. Rounding out the top ten were James Klitch of Harvard, Adam Glueck of Dartmouth, and Bowdoin'sElliot Ketchel. The skiers will have to recover from 4 trips up High School Hill as competition continues tomorrow with the men's 10k freestyle.
The 2020 Bates Carnival nordic competition will be held at Black Mountain of Maine on Fridan and Saturday, February 7-8. Because of the weather, there have been some adjustments made. There will be no podium presentations on Friday, with all the awards being presented after Saturday's men's events. For accurate updates, go to Virtual Coaches Meeting.
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Emma Charles of Mt. Blue High School captured the KVAC Nordic 5k Freestyle Championship at Black Mountain on February 5th. Charles, who swept the league competition last year as a freshman, completed the solid course in 13:29.2. Behind her was teammate Brynn Roberts, finishing in 14:25.1. Mt. Blue's Kamryn Joyce finished in third with a time of 14:54.6 to complete the podium sweep for the Cougars. Other strong finishers were Jaidyn Negley of the Leavitt Hornets, Bridget Reusch of Mt. Blue, and Maranacook's Maura Taylor.
In the last race of the day, the boy's 5k Freestyle mass start was won by Carter McPhedran of Maranacook, who skated across the finish line in 12:18.8. Harrison Bigos-Lowe of Edward Little High School came in second with a time of 12:47.8. The final podium position was captured by Evan Hornback of Mt. Blue, who had a finish of 12:58.6. Day 2 of the KVAC Championships are scheduled for Saturday, February 8th at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington. This will be a 5k classical pursuit race.