FARMINGTON, Maine - Led by the best-ever finish by a first-year woman, courtesy of Kaitlynn Miller, the Bowdoin skiers took eighth of 12 nordic teams at the Colby Carnival this weekend at Titcomb Mountain. Wilson Dippo also posted a personal best for the men as the Polar Bears earned their best finish in an EISA Carnival under head coach Nathan Alsobrook.
Miller finished 13th overall in the women's 10K (42:03.6), finishing less than two minutes off the winning pace. The showing is easily the best by a Bowdoin first-year woman and the second-best finish ever by a Polar Bear woman in EISA competition. Hannah Wright also carded a 39th place showing (44:49.2) in the event for the Polar Bears.
Wilson Dippo collected an 18th-place finish in the men's 10K (33:28.5) to set a personal best. His time was just over two minutes off the winning pace, despite being the final starter of the competition. Spencer Eusden finished 40th (35:03.6) and Scott Longwell 44th (35:16.6) as Bowdoin finished 8th of 12 squads in the event.
In the relay events, the Bowdoin team of Eusden, Longwell and Dippo earned a 10th-place finish (55:59.9), defeating Middlebury in a relay for the first time since 2007. The women's squad of Miller, Wright and Erin Hatton ended in 18th place as a team (1:17:52.4).
The Polar Bears will return to action next Sunday at the Broomhall Cup on Black Mountain in Rumford.
Photo courtesy of Phoenix Kenney