Amber fourth for women's Nordic ski team at Eastern meet

RUMFORD, Maine -- Colby College All-American Olivia Amber finished fourth in the women's 5-kilometer event at the Eastern Nordic Ski Championships/Bates Carnival on Friday at Black Mountain Resort.

Amber had a time of 16 minutes, 44.4 seconds. She finished more than 10 seconds ahead of the fifth-place finisher and just 2.1 seconds in back of third place. 
 

Colby teammate Amy Bianco was able to get in the top 20 by taking 20th place in 17:31.1. Bianco and Amber helped the Mules finish seventh, but just four points out of fifth.

On the men's side, Silas Eastman was Colby's top finisher in 22nd place in 31:13.3 over 10 kilometers. Scott Harrison (pictured) took 33rd in 32:02.8 and Zane Fields was a place behind in 34th at 32:05.9.
 

Competition continues Saturday with the 15K mass start for the women and the 20K for the men.

Eastern Championships/Bates Carnival

Women's 5K classic team scores

1. U. Vermont 122

2. Bates 94

3. U. New Hampshire 91

4. Dartmouth 87

5. Williams 79

6. Middlebury 75

7. Colby 73

8. Bowdoin 60

9. Harvard 47

10. St. Lawrence 43

11. Saint Michael's 22

12. Maine-Presque Isle 14

Colby women's results

4. Olivia Amber, 16:44.4

20. Amy Bianco, 17:31.1

45. Skylar Tupper, 18:59.1

50. Talia Seltzer, 19:25.0

55. Vivian Hawkinson, 20:01.8

57. Kat Chenail, 20:12.7

 

Men's 10K team scores

1. Williams 134

2. Dartmouth 111

3. Maine-Presque Isle 91

4. U. Vermont 90

5. Middlebury 78

6. U. New Hampshire 74

7. Bates 63

8. Colby 54

9. St. Lawrence 39

10. Harvard 34

11. Bowdoin 30

12. St. Michael's 18

Colby men's results

22. Silas Eastman, 31:13.3

33. Scott Harrison, 32:02.8

34. Zane Fields, 32:05.9

38. Ian Liphart, 32:22.5

59. Carter Hall, 34:25.5

62. Sam Sinkler, 34:57.6

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