Nicols Fifth, Cunningham 11th in 15K Skate at UNH
Updated: Feb 23, 2021
Steph Nicols continued to lead the St. Lawrence University Nordic ski team at the fourth carnival this season, as the Saints returned to the Jackson XC Touring Center in Jackson, New Hampshire to compete against the University of New Hampshire and the University of Vermont on Friday afternoon.
Nicols finished the women's 15-kilometer skate in 39 minutes and 26 seconds to earn fifth place, 37 EISA points and 45 NCAA points. Jordan Schuster, Sydney Peterson, Gabrielle Wangler and Robyn McIntosh all recorded top-20 finishes for the women's squad finishing 17th-20th, respectively.
On the men's side, Timothy Cunningham recorded an 11th-place finish in the men's 15-kilometer skate with a time of 38:27 to earn 35 EISA points and 26 NCAA points. Charlie Reinhardt and George David Gowdy placed 12th and 13th, respectively to round out the top-three scoring performers for the Saints, while Cameron Brochu finished 15th in 41:48.3.
"It's good to see Steph closing on the top skiers in the league," said head coach Ethan Townsend '98. "Most of the other women and men have definitely improved over the earlier races this season."
UVM's Anna Bizyukova claimed first place in the women's race and the Catamount's Jacob Nystedt took first in the men's race.
Up next: The Saints are schedule to head to Sleepy Hollow in Huntington, Vermont for the UVM Carnival on February 26th.
Women's 15K Skate Results
5th – Steph Nicols – 39:26, 37 EISA points, 45 NCAA points
17th – Jordan Schuster – 42:39, 33 EISA points, 20 NCAA points
18th – Sydney Peterson – 42:51, 31 EISA points, 18 NCAA points
19th – Gabrielle Wangler – 43:45, 16 NCAA points
20th – Robyn McIntosh – 44:58, 15 NCAA points
21st – Claire Wagner – 45:01, 14 NCAA points
22nd – Jaden Phillips – 46:13
23rd – Elizabeth Barsness – 50:02
Men's 15K Skate Results
11th – Timothy Cunningham – 38:27.0, 35 EISA points, 26 NCAA points
12th – Charlie Reinhardt – 38:49.6, 33 EISA points, 24 NCAA points
13th – George David Gowdy – 39:48.7, 31 EISA points, 22 NCAA points
15th – Cameron Brochu – 41:48.3, 18 NCAA points