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Re: SKI:

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:24 am
by Tom Nolette

RUMFORD, Maine -- Colby College's Olivia Amber, Amy Bianco, and Silas Eastman made their final Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) race one to remember at the Eastern Championships/Bates Carnival at Black Mountain Resort on Saturday.

Amber finished in second place (45:03.2) and Bianco (45:03.7) was a tight third in the women's 15-kilometer mass start for a second-place team finish. Both women came roaring back after the second of three laps. Amber was seventh at 30:33.8 and Bianco was fifth with a 30:32.1. The two seniors will both be heading to the NCAA Division I Skiing Championships at Attitash from March 8-11.

"Amy and Olivia had an amazing day and fulfilled a dream of finishing on the podium together. A perfect end to an incredible four years," Colby head coach Tracey Cote said. "We are sending more skiers to nationals than any other Division III school."

On the men's side, Eastman and Zane Fields will be heading to the national meet.
Eastman took eighth place in the men's race with a time of 52:26.5 over 20 kilometers. Eastman made his move on lap three of four when he went from 15th place to eighth.

Fields took 12th place for the Mules in 53:04.5. Scott Harrison placed 25th with a 55:12.9 and Ian Liphart was 34th in 55:39.3. The Colby men placed fourth with 84 points.

The Colby women had 107 points to place second. Vivian Hawkinson (pictured) took 30th place in 48:55.2 and Skylar Tupper finished 31st in 48:59.3.

Eastern Championships/Bates Carnival
Men's 20K team scores

1. Dartmouth 130

2. Williams 126

3. U. Vermont 97

4. Colby 84

5. St. Lawrence 61

6. Bates 58

7. Middlebury 55

7. Bowdoin 55

9. U. New Hampshire 50

10. Maine-Presque Isle 41

11. Harvard 35

12. Saint Michael's 24

Colby men's results

8. Silas Eastman, 52:26.5

12. Zane Fields, 53:04.5

25. Scott Harrison, 55:12.9

34. Ian Liphart, 55:39.3

40. Carter Hall, 56:41.9

48. Sam Sinkler, 58:28.6

Women's 15K team scores

1. Dartmouth 122

2. Colby 107

3. U. New Hampshire 96

4. Williams 88

5. U. Vermont 67

6. Middlebury 63

6. St. Lawrence 63

8. Bates 60

9. Bowdoin 59

10. Harvard 48

11. Saint Michael's 21

12. Maine-Presque Isle 13

Colby women's results

2. Olivia Amber, 45:03.2

3. Amy Bianco, 45:03.7

30. Vivian Hawkinson, 48:55.2

31. Skylar Tupper, 48:59.3

42. Talia Seltzer, 51:04.1

53. Kat Chenail, 54:17.5

Re: SKI:

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:49 am
by Tom Nolette
UMPI ski team makes history

PRESQUE ISLE, Me (WAGM) - The University of Maine Presque Isle men's nordic ski team made history on Friday. The Owls placed third in the Eastern Collegiate Championships in Rumford. The Owls finished behind Dartmouth and Williams and were the top Maine school to finish. That is quite an accomplishment for the Owls who had just three racers compete and all three had to have a top notch race ... 25573.html

Re: SKI:

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:18 am
by Tom Nolette
BatesSports‏ @BatesSports
Bates alpine skiers Kelsey Chenoweth, Michael Cooper selected to compete at NCAA Championships ... 0228tdf425 … #mesports #GoBates

Re: SKI:

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:26 am
by Tom Nolette
BatesSports‏ @BatesSports
Sadie James of @BatesNordic headlines this week's episode of the Bobcast! ... ic-history

BatesSports‏ @BatesSports
Bates senior Sadie James of Avon, Maine selected for NCAA Championships a second consecutive year ... 0228rr0vpj … #mesports #GoBates

Re: SKI:

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:19 am
by Tom Nolette
Bates College‏ @BatesCollege
On the #BatesBobcast, @BatesNordic's Sadie James talks about her historic win at the EISA carnival race. Listen NOW:

Re: SKI:

PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:51 am
by Tom Nolette

Re: SKI:

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:18 am
by Tom Nolette
UMF Athletics‏ @UMFathletics
Nordic & Freeride head to 2017 @USCSA National Championships at Mt. Bachelor in Oregon.

Re: SKI:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:40 am
by Tom Nolette
Colby Nordic Skiing‏ @ColbyNordic
The Road to Jackson - COLBY

Re: SKI:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:24 am
by Tom Nolette

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College's Mardi Haskell made the All-East First Team for the fourth consecutive year after another fine Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) season.

Haskell, despite some injury issues with her back, still ranked fourth in the slalom and seventh in the giant slalom during the ski season.

A three-time All-American, Haskell will ski for a fourth straight year in the NCAA Division I Championships at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire on Wednesday and Friday. Giant slalom competition starts at 9 a.m. on Wednesday and the opening run of the slalom begins at 9 a.m. Friday. The event will be webcast by the NCAA at

Haskell has finished fourth in the slalom the past two years at the NCAA meet. Her other All-American honor came from taking 10th place in the giant slalom in 2015. The top five finishers in an event make the first team and places six to 10 are on the second team.

Haskell will be one of only seven competitors out of 34 skiers from the United States. The women's meet will have 21 of the 34 skiers who have competed on the World Cup or Europa Cup (one step down from World Cup) levels.

For the Colby men, Michael Boardman also will ski at the national meet. The senior has had his best results come in the giant slalom. Boardman will be one of 13 men's skiers from the United States, while 22 of the 34 have competed on the World Cup or Europa Cup levels.

Boardman will compete at the NCAA meet for the second time. He skied at the 2014 nationals.

Re: SKI:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:25 am
by Tom Nolette

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Olivia Amber, Amy Bianco, Silas Eastman, and Zane Fields of the Colby College Nordic ski program all earned Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) All-East Second Team honors.

The four skiers all will compete at the NCAA Division I Championships on Thursday and Saturday at the Jackson Ski Touring Center in New Hampshire. The women's 5-kilometer classical will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the men to follow at 11:30 a.m. with the 10K classical. Saturday's competition features the men's 20K freestyle mass start at 10 a.m. and the women's 15K freestyle mass start at noon.

Amber and Fields were both sixth among EISA skiers, while Bianco and Eastman were each 10th. With all four skiers better at longer distances, Saturday's competition may have the best results.

Amber, Colby's first All-American in program history, had top-five finishes in the 15K (second) and the 5K (fourth) at the Eastern Championships at Sunday River. Meanwhile, Bianco was third in the 15K and took 20th place in the 5K. Amber is heading to her fourth straight appearance in the national meet and Bianco will be at the NCAA event for the third time.

Eastman, making his first appearance at nationals, placed eighth in the 20K race at the Eastern Championships. Fields, back in the NCAA meet for his second time in two years at Colby, was 12th in the 20K at Easterns.