Nordic skiers stay consistent with more top-10 finishes

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The Colby College Nordic skiers continued to stay at the top of the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association races after Zane Fields finished third in the men's race at the Middlebury Carnival at Rikert Nordic Center on Friday.

Amy Bianco (pictured) was sixth in the 15-kilometer mass start race and teammate Olivia Amber placed a close seventh for the Colby women. Silas Eastman just missed a top-10 finish by placing 11th in the men's event.
 

"It was another great day for us with Zane, Silas, Amy, and Olivia all being so consistent at the top of the field," Colby head coach Tracey Cote said. "It's hard to do that from week to week in a sport with so many variables."

Fields had a podium finish in a time of 46 minutes, 22.2 seconds over the 20K course. He was just two seconds out of second place and less than five seconds from the winner. Meanwhile, Eastman finished in 47:13.4 and Ian Liphart had a solid finish by taking 26th in 49:38.1
 

The Colby men were tied for third place with Midlebury at 92 points.

Bianco and Amber helped the women placed fourth overall with 81 points and first among the five NESCAC colleges. Bianco had a time of 40:38.3 and Amber was right with her at 40:38.4.
 

Middlebury Carnival

Women's 15K mass start team scores

1. Dartmouth 133

2. U. Vermont 96

3. U. New Hampshire 92

4. Colby 81

5. Williams 78

6. Middlebury 72

7. Bates 65

8. Bowdoin 58

9. Harvard 48

10. St. Lawrence 46

11. Laval 25

12. Saint Michael's 18

Colby women's results

6. Amy Bianco, 40:33.6

7. Olivia Amber, 40:38.3

47. Vivian Hawkinson, 47:14.6

50. Annika Martell, 47:22.8

51. Skylar Tupper, 47:35.0

56. Julia Lazzaroni, 48:52.1

 

Men's 20K mass start team scores

1. Dartmouth 132

2. Williams 111

3. Colby 92

3. Middlebury 92

5. U. Vermont 88

6. Bowdoin 64

7. Laval 57

8. U. New Hampshire 55

9. St. Lawrence 48

10. Harvard 36

11. Bates 24

12. Saint Michael's 17

Colby men's 20K results

3. Zane Fields, 46:22.2

11. Silas Eastman, 47:13.4

26. Ian Liphart, 49:38.1

39. Scott Harrison, 50:54.1

53. Andrew Egger, 53:19.9

55. Carter Hall, 54:13.8

Men's relay team fourth
February 10, 2017 Men's relay team fourth