It was a good day for Williams, as the men put 4 and women put 3 inside the top 30.
The men raced first, a 20 k mass start which was slightly less frantic than the previous open carnivals, but with a highly condensed field. Dimitri and Will stuck to the front pack throughout much of the race, Dimitri finishing in 11th and Will 21st. Vanya finished just after, in 23rd, and Ian in 28th. Isaac and Kalle were not far behind, crossing in 33rd and 35th.
The ladies had a great day, passing racers in order to lower their ranked bib number. Christina, Kristin, and Hannah all skiied close together throughout the race and finished close together in 24th, 27th, 28th. Holly and Becca skiied inside the top 40 as well, in 39th and 40th.
** Hannah Hausman would like to note, however, that she was officially the first skier across the finish line for the entire women's field - - - - albeit in a stretcher (after having passed on on course she was given a free ride to the lodge and thankfully checked out an hour later).
After that scare was over, the team joined the masses of other teams in the parking lot across from Trapps to give out valentines and watch the serenades begin.
|Start of the men's race|
|Start of the women's race: Hannah S, Becca, Kristin, Christina|
|Kristin, Becca, Hannah S|
|Men's team gets a card from the Colby women|
|Elena gets serenaded by Bowdoin's Scott Longwell|
|The Carnie-Crush Scene|
|The Williams women singing their crush to Colby men's team|
|Kalle gives his valentine to Carolyn Daniels (BAT)|
|Elena and Kristin give Alex Howe (UVM) a card|