After an eventful six hour drive, the quote of the first 12 hours was "can you pass the hand sanitizer?". After previewing the course, the quote was "do you think we should use skis with metal edges?".
Saturday morning we awoke to blue bird skies, frigid temps., and a fast, icy course for the skate sprint. With the conclusion of the qualifier, we had seven women and seven men in the heats.
|Jordan Fields sending it in the qualifier.|
|First Year, Ingrid Thyr impressed us all weekend, qualifying in 23rd for the sprint (4th EPH), and finishing 15th (3rd EPH) in Sunday's mass start classic.|
|Sarah Becker handles the icy corner with ease during her sprint qualifier.|
|Lots of Purple Cow suits in the heats!|
|Sonya (right) won the B-Final in front of Hannah Benson. Hannah Cole (left) made it to the A-final and finished in 6th overall.|
|Hannah Benson qualified in 4th, and finished 2nd in the B-Final.|
|Hannah Cole handily winning her heat!|
|A decent amount of the EISA field was present. Here's Nick Gardner (left) and Dylan Syben (2nd from right) during their quarter-final.|
|Dylan won the qualifier, and went on to place 4th in the final.|
|Luke Costley was on his way to the semi's when he got tangled up just after this was taken.|
|Hans had a great day, making it to the A-Final, and finishing in 6th place.|
|Jack Schrupp was also in the A-Final, and finished 5th overall.|
|Dartmouth vs. Williams - Dartmouth might of had the edge in the sprint, but our guys hit them where hurts most - in the distance race.|
|Lots of purple at the front!|
|Jordan and Braden each had one of their best classic races for 4th and 5th respectively!|
|Eli had a great race for 2nd place!|
|Nick Gardner finished 7th after crashing early on, and sending it back up to the front.|
|Rebecca striding through the mass start classic 10k!|
Everyone is fired up for the first carnival, hosted by SLU, in Lake Placid, NY this weekend!!