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While it was pretty cool to start, by the time the race began the brilliant sun had warmed things up to a comfortable race temp. Up the first hill a couple of Harvard skiers, Chris Stock and Akeo Maifeld-Carucci
grabbed the lead, followed by Frank, Andy and new CSU junior Nathan Moreau, along with Tanner Weigand, Bill Farrell and Max LaChance. A little further back I was having a fun time going back and forth with Alex as we tried to close the gap to Bob Burnham while behind us was another good pack of Victor, Robert, Ben Smeltzer and Brad Bates and then a big pack of Harvard women. With the breeze, it was a good day to have someone to draft off of.
In the junior 1 lap race Max got a good lead, followed by Sean and Lewis. On the girls side, Rebecca got a good lead followed up with the pack of Rosie, Hadley and Clara.
On lap two Chris and Akeo continued to hammer, coming home 1st and 2nd overall in very fast times of 36:47 and 36:52, which I think are classic records for this course. Then another hammer-fest was shaping up with Andy, Frank and Tanner, Nathan and John. Frank got the jump on Andy somewhere on the home straight, from what I heard, with Tanner coming in just behind followed by Nathan and John. On the women's side Alex skied well in 1st place, followed by the Harvard women Alena Tofte and Jennifer Rolfes.
A beautiful day for a race and with 33 racers, the biggest group in a number of years, including several people down from NH and Maine. Thanks all for coming and making it a good race!
Below are several photos courtesy of Chris City. Thanks!!
Max takes a turn
Jamie chasing Ben Smeltzer
Frank, Andy and Tanner. Check last year's almost identical photo
CSU Rollerski Race, Nov. 6, 2011
N. Andover, MA
Bright sun, dry, breezy, mid 40s
Place First Name Last Name Lap 1 Finish Time
1 Chris Stock 18:46 36:47
2 Akeo Maifeld-Carucci 18:45 36:52
3 Frank Feist 20:04 39:24
4 Andy Milne 20:03 39:26
5 Tanner Weigand 20:18 39:25
6 Nathan Moreau 20:05 40:01 1st Jr in long race
7 John Sakalowski 20:19 40:44
8 Bill Farrell 20:17 41:01
9 Bob Burnham 21:24 42:51
10 Jamie Doucett 21:29 42:52
11 Alex Jospe 21:33 43:48 1st Woman
12 Victor Golovkin 22:17 44:30
13 Ben Smeltzer 22:02 44:35
14 Brad Bates 22:34 45:55
15 Robert Faltus 22:39 46:19
16 Alena Tofte 23:33 46:35 2nd Woman
17 Tor O'Brien 23:34 46:56
18 Jennifer Rolfes 23:58 47:58 3rd Woman
19 Esther Kennedy 24:26 48:35 4th Woman
20 John Rich 24:32 48:59
21 Claire Miller 25:00 49:39 5th Woman
22 Adeline Byrne 26:19 52:53 6th Woman
23 Ainara Arielus 26:34 54:49 7th Woman
24 Joel Gradstein 28:01 56:55
25 Scott Betournay 30:57 1:01:20
26 Jody Newton 31:22 1:01:33 8th Woman
Junior Results - 1 lap
1 Max LaChance 21:05
2 Sean Skahen 22:22
3 Rebecca Smith 22:27 1st Jr Woman
4 Lewis Nottonson 24:07
5 Rosie Cobb 24:44 2nd Jr Woman
6 Hadley Moreau 25:05 3rd Jr Woman
7 Clara Cousins 27:46 4th Jr Woman