Gill, Maynard lead Nordic teams at Bates

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 12, 2008
RUMFORD, Maine --- A day after winning a ski carnival for the first time, the Colby College men's Nordic team finished in fourth place in the 10-kilometer classic event at the Bates Winter Carnival on Saturday at Black Mountain.

Silas Gill finished in fifth place with a time of 26:41.0, while Matt Briggs was 11th in 27:06.2. The Mules also got a 16th from Nick Kline in 27:18.9, an 18th in 27:22.4 from Wyatt Fereday, and Sam Mathes took 25th in 27:46.5.

The Colby men had 74 points and were 15 ahead of fifth place Bates. Dartmouth, the runner-up to Colby yesterday, won with a score of 85. Middlebury took second with an 81 and Vermont was third with 80.

The Colby women finished in eighth place for the second straight day as Kathleen Maynard took 12th in 33:53.9 in the 10K classic. Jennie Brentrup placed 32nd in 35:33.0 for the Mules.

The Colby men's Nordic team was second overall to Dartmouth with 163 points over the two days of racing. The two Colby squads finished fourth, the best finish ever for the two teams in combined score.

Nordic men's 10K classic team scores

1. Dartmouth 85;  2.  Middlebury 81; 3. Vermont 80; 4. Colby 74; 5. Bates 59; 6. St. Lawrence 49; 7. New Hampshire 48; 8. Williams 40; 9. Bowdoin 24; 10. Harvard 15; 11. Saint Michael's 2

Colby men's Nordic results:  5. Silas Gills, 26:41.0; 11. Matt Briggs, 27:06.2; 16. Nick Kline, 27:18.9; 18. Wyatt Fereday, 27:22.4; 25. Sam Mathes, 27:46.5; 35. John Swain, 28:16.1; 53. Peter Rummel, 29:10.0; 55. Austin Ross, 29:13.1; 68. Michael Collins, 30:20.5; 88. Ben Haydock, 33:14.6; 89. Will Tyson, 33:19.7

Nordic women's 10K classic team scores

1. Dartmouth 93; 2. Middlebury 86; 3. Vermont 76; 4. Williams 60; 5. Bates 57; 6. New Hampshire 53; 7. St. Lawrence 44; 8. Colby 42; 9. Harvard 28; 10. Bowdoin 11; 11. Saint Michael's 11

Colby women's Nordic results: 12. Kathleen Maynard, 33:53.9; 32. Jennie Brentrup, 35:33.0; 55. Megan Cornwall, 37:59.2; 59. Linnea Rooke, 38:12.0; 73. Praggastis, 41:31.5; 85. Abby Finkel, 45:01.2


 
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