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.
Rumford: Eli Hoenig of Williams College and Sadie James of Bates College skied past the competition to capture Nordic Classical Gold on Day 1 of the Bates Carnival at Black Mountain Ski Resort on February 24th. Hoenig completed the 10K course in 28"56.0 to take first place, finishing 9 seconds ahead of teammate Braden Becker, who won the silver. Grabbing the bronze medal was Connor Hrynuk of UMPI, who skied the course in a time of 29:36.9.
James, a graduate of Mt. Abram High School in Salem, Maine, capture first place by completing the 5K course in 16:05.2. She was followed by University of Vermont's Alayna Sonnesyn, who finished in 16:26.3. Grabbing the 3rd podium spot was Iris Pessey of Vermont with a time of 16:42.3.
The races also served as the Chummy Broomhall Cup Championship. The award, named after legendary Chisholm Ski Club member and two-time Olympian Chummy Broomhall, is awarded to the top Maine Nordic College Ski Team based on results in the Classical race. This year the award went to host Bates College. Ray Broomhall, standing in for his brother Chummy, helped Andy Shepard present the award.
Competition continues tomorrow with the Men's 20K and Women's 15K Mass Start Freestyle Races on Chummy's 5K course. The men's race is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am, followed by the women's race at 11:30.
Black Mountain's historic cross country ski trails will be the site of the Bates Carnival, which will be the 2017 NCAA Regional Championships on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th. Friday's races will include the Men's 10km and Women's 5km Classical Races. These races will have a 30 second interval start using the 5km Ray's Course. The Friday races will also serve at the Chummy Broomhall Cup competition. The Broomhall Cup, named after Rumford's legendary Olympian Chummy Broomhall, is given annually to the Maine College who perfoms best in the nordic classical competition.
Racing will continue on Saturday with the Men's 20km and Women's 15km Mass Start freestyle. This race will be run on the 5km Chummy trail.
For up-to-date announcements, please visit the Virtual Coaches Meeting website.