Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sapporo and Quebec

A brief report on the international racing by Bowdoin Nordic folks these past few days.  First, Jake went straight from PyeongChang to Sapporo, Japan, for the final races of the Paralympic World Cup.  He and Sawyer took silver in the 10k skate and then gold in the 5k classic.  Five World Cup races, five podiums, including three wins.  It is super encouraging to see that Jake is so competitive internationally - a great sign that he's on the right track as we head into the offseason with an eye on the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
Skate Results
Classic Results

Meanwhile, Kaitlynn Miller '14 was competing at World Cup Finals in Quebec City.  Sometimes the best Europeans don't come over for North American events, but they certainly did this time - all of the top skiers were there.  Kaitlynn acquitted herself well in the three-stage mini-tour, finishing 52nd overall.  We're all really proud to see her holding her own against the very best in the world!
Skate Sprint Results
10k Classic Results
10k Skate Pursuit Results
Half the team made it up to Quebec to watch the races - such an amazing opportunity to have World Cup races just a few hours from campus!  Looks like they took advantage of it and had lots of fun.  They also scored some photos with ski celebrities.  Here's a photo courtesy of Fiona:

No, that's not Hannah Wright '13 - that's World Cup winner Marit Bjoergen!  Very cool.

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