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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 25, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men's Nordic ski team will have a full team at the NCAA Skiing Championships for the first time and two skiers and head coach Tracey Cote earned honors this past weekend.
Cote was honored as the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Coach of the Year for the second straight season, while men's skiers Nick Kline (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and Wyatt Fereday (Boise, Idaho) both earned All-East second team honors.
Kline, Fereday, and Silas Gill (Jackson, N.H.) will make up the first full team (need at least three skiers) in Nordic ski program history to compete at the NCAA Skiing Championships on March 5-8 in Bozeman, Montana.
Kline, Colby's senior captain, will ski at the NCAA meet for the second straight year. He took a second in the 10-kilometer freestyle event at the Williams Ski Carnival this season. Kline also took a third at St. Lawrence, a fourth at Dartmouth, and a fifth at Vermont.
Fereday, a first-year skier, finished in second place in the 10K freestyle at the Eastern Championships this past weekend at Middlebury College. Fereday also took a third to begin the season at Bates and also took a fourth at Vermont.
Cote, in her 10th year at Colby, has helped the men's program to four wins, three seconds, three thirds, and two fourths in 12 ski carnivals this season. Cote, who skied at Northern Michigan University, also is the Senior Woman Administrator at Colby.