Posted: Feb 24, 2018
Gore Mountain - North Creek, NY - The beavers braved what was a very tough and soggy racing weekend for Regionals at Gore Mountain in New York. With a unique course that shares some terrain with the alpine hill, UMF scored well despite the spring-like weather and rain puddles.
Day one consisted of a 1.5k classic sprint course that ended with a large uphill and all UMF skiers qualified for the Quarterfinals. Isaiah Reid was the top male beaver, ending up 14th overall. While Emily Thibodeau finished with a time of 7:06 and a place of 33rd.
Day two's 7.5k multiple lap skate course started with rain. The women braved the course first and UMF's Leah Hardy came in 26th with a time of 35:09. The rain managed to let up for the men's race, and Jordan Fried secured an impressive 4th place finish with a time of 22:45. The men's team came in 3rd overall for their division.
While this ends regular season races for the Beavers, qualified UMF Nordic athletes will attend nationals in Lake Placid coming up in one week.