Williams Nordic Skis Fast at Bates Carnival

Woody Martineau / Photo by Steve Fuller
Woody Martineau / Photo by Steve Fuller




RUMFORD, ME—After yesterday's tumultuous weather, the Williams Nordic team was rewarded for their hard efforts with clear blue skies on the second day of the Bates Carnival. While temperatures dropped, smiles were lifted as skiers soared through the fluffy snow.

The first race of the day was the women's 5k individual start skate race. After skiing three laps of the same course from the day before, the women raced very confidently and strategically. Once the race was complete, senior captain Ingrid Thyr ranked 19th woman! This is a season best and she was only 16 seconds out of a top 10 result. Following Thyr was teammate freshman Lilly Bates who ended her day in 28th. The third Williams Nordic female skier was sophomore Siri Bohacek who placed 38th.

The women ended their second day of the Bates Carnival in 8th place as a team.

Once the women had all finished their race, the men set out on their two-lap 10k individual start skate race. The first Williams Nordic male finisher was sophomore Isaac Freitas-Eagan who ended his day in 9th place. Way to go Isaac for multiple top 10 finishes! Following Freitas-Eagan was teammate junior Henry Mcgrew who placed 27th and senior captain Jack Consenstein in 37th

The men ended their second day of the Bates Carnival in 7th place as a team. 

After the long weekend of racing had concluded, the Williams Nordic team ranked 5th overall out of 15 EISA colleges. Things are looking good as the team continues to rise in the ranks.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of snow, the Williams team has been forced to move their carnival this coming weekend to Lake Placid, NY. The team looks forward to their upcoming carnival where they will complete in a 10k classic and 5k x 3-person skate relay.

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