Maynard, Gill lead Nordic team at Easterns

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 23, 2008
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. --- Kathleen Maynard finished eighth for the Colby College women's Nordic team and Silas Gill was fifth for the men's squad in classical racing at the Eastern Championships on Saturday at Middlebury College.

Maynard, who has been Colby's top women's skier in every race this season, had a time of 30:51.1 over the 10-kilometer course as the Mules placed eighth.

Gill clocked a time of 40:14.2 in the men's 15K race as Colby finished in third place with 117 points. Dartmouth College won the event with 124 points and Bates College was second at 119. Nick Kline took sixth place in 41:01.6, Sam Mathes was 11th with a 41:39.0, and Matt Briggs finished with a 42:00.8 for 13th place.

The Colby men finished in the top four in all 12 races heading into the NCAA Skiing Championships from March 5-8 in Bozeman, Montana. The Mules had four victories, three seconds, three thirds, and two fourths.

Men's 15K classic team scores

1. Dartmouth 124; 2. Bates 119; 3. Colby 117; 4. Middlebury 99; 5. Vermont 98; 6. Williams 86; 7. St. Lawrence 80; 8. New Hampshire 79; 9. Bowdoin 62; 10. Harvard 51; 11. Saint Michael's 29

Colby men's results: 5. Silas Gill, 40:14.2; 6. Nick Kline, 41:01.6; 11. Sam Mathes, 41:39.0; 13. Matt Briggs, 42:00.8;  24. John Swain, 42:37.5

Women's 10K classic team scores

1. Dartmouth 131; 2. Middlebury 105; 3. Williams 104; 4. New Hampshire 102; 5. Dartmouth 93; 6. Bates 92; 7. St. Lawrence 86; 8. Colby 77; 9. Harvard 61; 10. Saint Michael's 53; 11. Bowdoin 48

Colby women's results

8. Kathleen Maynard, 30:51.1; 33. Jennie Brentrup, 33:12.6; 34. Meghan Cornwall, 33:14.8; 38. Linnea Rooke, 33:31.8; 53. Lexie Praggastis, 35:53.3;  57. Abby Finkel, 39:25.7


 
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