Men's Nordic ski team second in 20K race

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 19, 2008
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. --- The Colby College men's Nordic team had three skiers in the top eight in taking second place to Dartmouth College in the 20-kilometer classic race on Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg in the St. Lawrence University Ski Carnival.

The Mules have one victory, one second, one third, and one fourth in the four ski carnival races over the past two weeks.

Matt Briggs finished in a time of 54 minutes, 39.6 seconds to lead Colby. Nick Kline was right behind him in sixth at 55:05.3 and Silas Gill took eighth with a 55:23.6. The Mules also received a 14th from Sam Mathes in 56:02.9, a 17th from Wyatt Fereday in 56:14.0, and Peter Rummel had his best race of the young season with a 56:25.5 for 20th place.

Dartmouth won the men's competition with 84 points and the Mules finished with 75. University of Vermont took third with a 71 and Bates College was a distant fourth in the 10-team field with 50 points.

Kathleen Maynard was 23rd for the Colby women in the 15-kilometer classic race. Jennie Brentrup placed 28th for the Mules, who finished in eighth place.

Men's 20-kilometer classic team scores

1. Dartmouth 84; 2. Colby 75; 3. Vermont 71; 4. Bates 50; 5. (tie) Middlebury and St. Lawrence 47; 7. New Hampshire 37; 8. Williams 32; 9. Bowdoin 16; 10. Saint Michael's 5

Men's Colby results

5. Matt Briggs, 54:39.6; 6. Nick Kline, 55:05.3; 8. Silas Gill, 55:23.6; 11. John Swain, 55:43.2; 14. Sam Mathes, 56:02.9; 17. Wyatt Fereday, 56:14.0; 20. Peter Rummel, 56:25.5; 32. Austin Ross, 57:40.2; 68. Michael Collins, 1:01:39.2

Women's 15-kilometer classic team scores

1. Dartmouth 87; 2. Middlebury 71; 3. New Hampshire 63; 4. Williams 55; 5. Vermont 54; 6. St. Lawrence 48; 7. Bates 36; 8. Colby 30; 9. Bowdoin 12; 10. Saint Michael's 9

Women's Colby results

23. Kathleen Maynard, 45:09.5; 28. Jennie Brentrup, 45:56.2; 46. Linnea Rooke, 47:20.2; 47. Megan Cornwall, 47:26.0


 
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