This race also doubled as the Broomhall Cup, Maine's collegiate state championship. Jackson (2nd) and Tyler (3rd) earned First Team All-State honors, with Mac (7th) and Hannah Miller (7th) named to the Second Team. As a team, we finished third behind Bates and Colby in a closely-contested race, but our men were the top scoring team, which was pretty cool.
Saturday's skate was cold and windy - a very tough day to be a ski racer, especially after emptying the tank so thoroughly the day before. Hannah Miller bounced back from a minor illness with a ton of fire, scoring a big skate PR of 9th place! This was really quite impressive considering how she'd been feeling for the last few days - a great display of determination. Mac had the best race of the day for men with a new PR yet again - his 35th place finish was by far the best skate race I've seen from him. Overall, a very encouraging start to the season. I'm confident that we'll keep getting better as we head to Stowe for the UVM Carnival this weekend.
Here are some action photos from loyal parent-alum Greg Askins, as well as a shot of Hannah in the awards ceremony from Emily Bloch. Thanks to all of the parents for their support this weekend, especially Ron and Deb Aseltine, who generously hosted the entire women's team.