This past weekend at the St. Lawrence Carnival in Lake Placid was a blast! The skiing was excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed testing every wax known to man, and chasing our skiers all over the "Ladies 5K" loop at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Both the men's and women's team had their best weekends of the season, scoring 177 points and 155 points between both races. The team ended the season on a high note, and a huge congrats goes out to Hannah Cole, Eli Hoenig, and Will Wicherski, who sealed their bids to NCAA Championships with this weekend's performances.
I had the pleasure of escorting Eli to the big event this weekend. Jay headed to Lake Placid at 1pm Thursday with most of the team. In the meantime, I shot some hoops as I waited for Eli to get out of class at 4pm. Easiest van ride ever. We rolled in to Lake Placid just after 7pm, and met up with the rest of the team at a pizza place in town.
Another cold one on Friday. We've gotten pretty used to it by now, so it wasn't too bad. The ladies started the Carnival off with an individual start 5K skate race. Hannah Cole had a great day finishing in 9th place. Tsaina wasn't far behind in 15th place, and Hannah Benson was our third scorer in 29th place. The women's team scored 79 points for 6th place, but were only three points out of fourth place.
|Sarah Becker skied to an impressive 37th place!|
|Hannah Benson getting some glide!|
|Hannah Cole skiing to 9th place!|
|Rebecca skies to 46th place.|
|Eli skiing to 13th place.|
|Jack skiing to 23rd place.|
|Jordan skied a great race for 11th place.|
|Luke skiing to 52nd place.|
|Vanya also skied a great race for 17th place.|
|Cheering for Eli.|
|Jack leads Eli, Vanya, and Jordan.|
|Jordan skiing to 25th place.|
|Luke and Vanya skied the last lap and through the finish together.|
|The men's field early in the race.|
|Will skiing to 13th place|
|Hannah Cole skiing through the lap.|
|Olivia skied a great race for 18th place.|
|Tsaina skiing to 17th place.|
|The start of the women's race.|
|Olivia and Tsaina after their awesome 17th and 18th place finishes.|
|Eli, Jack, Luke, and Vanya on course cheering for the ladies!|
|Pretty amazing spread!|
We leave for NCAA Championships at Lake Placid on Monday. First race is Wednesday, March 11 with the 5/10K individual start skate, and Friday, March 13 is the 15/20k mass start classic. Still plenty of skiing to be done!