LAKE PLACID, NY—The moment of glory that is the Williams Carnival is upon us. Due to a lack of snow at Prospect Mountain last week, where the Williams carnival is traditionally held, the carnival was moved to Lake Placid, New York. Temperatures plummeted so the races were pushed back.
The men started off the day with a 10k classic individual start. After bundling up to keep their ears and noses from getting frost bite, the first Williams Nordic man to cross the finish line was sophomore Isaac Freitas-Eagan in 22nd place. This is a bit below what Freitas-Eagan is used to and he commented he felt a bit off during his race. Nonetheless a top 25 place finish is superb. Following the 22nd place, was teammate junior Henry Mcgrew in 35th place and senior Jack Consenstein in 38th place.
The men finished their day in 9th place overall as a men's team.
Once the men set the tone, the women started their 10k individual start race on the same two-lap course. Once everyone had crossed the finish line, senior captain Ingrid Thyr was the top Eph woman in 14th place. This is a season best for Thyr and she is ecstatic this how her results have been improving all throughout the season. It is looking good for her to qualify for NCAA Championships if she continues on this upwards trajectory. Following Thyr, was teammate sophomore Siri Bohacek in 36th place and freshman Lilly Bates in 42nd.
Due to complications with timing, the women's overall team score is not in yet available. It should be updated within 24 hours and will be available at the link above titled 'TEAM SCORES'.
The Williams Nordic team looks forward to the race tomorrow. It is the only relay race of the season and the Williams team thrives off of team companionship. Both men's and women's teams will compete in a 3 person x 5k skate race.