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A great time was had by all at the The Late, Great, New England Ski Race…. aka The Prospect Spring Fling brought to you by FasterSkier.com and Prospect Mountain. The day started with a 6.5km distance event – with skate and classic divisions. Most skiers opted for skate, despite the fact that 6″ of fresh snow and temperatures in the 20′s made for ideal classic skiing. The conditions felt like mid-winter – packed powder, relatively cold – though the March sun was a nice addition.

The second event of the day was an obstacle course sprint – racers matched up head-to-head on a dual course that included tight uphill slalom, tennis ball biathlon, hay bale hurdles, downhill slalom, backward skiing and a haybale jump. It was single elimination, leaving no room for error.

Overall winners for the day were crowned based on World Cup point scoring for the two races with additional points awarded for costumes – 30 points for a “great” costume, 15 points for “making an effort,” and 0 points for no costume.

Check out the results and photos…

Lots of photos after the results…

Overall Standings (Distance,Sprint,Costume)

Men:

1) Topher Sabot 170
2) Evan Dethier 160
3) Shane Scranton 157
4) Ian Nesbitt 130
5) Matt Voisin 119
6) Ben Ogden 110
7) Greg Karabinos 82
8 ) Martin Donelly-Heg 81
9) Andrew Nesbitt 71
10) Nick Fogel 70
11) Matt Holland 68
12) Bill Prescott 60
13) Evan Grillon 58
14) Tucker Chrapowitzky 56
15) John Karabinos 52
16) Alex White 50
17) Jeff White 50
18) Paul Quaker 24
19) Luke Costley 20

Women:

1) Hilary Greene 160
2) Jen Mygatt 140
2) Heidi Henkel 140
4) Diana Whitney 115
5) Andrea Fisher 112
6) Barbara Chrapowitzky 90
7) Mellie Gilder 76
8 ) Catherine Sharkey 72
9) Elizabeth Paddock 60
10) Sheila Kelly 50

6.5 Km Skate

Men :

1) Shane Scranton 21:54
2) Ian Nesbitt 22:07
3) Topher Sabot 22:25
4) Ben Ogden 22:41
5) Martin Donelly-Heg 23:20
6) Bill Prescott 23:30
7) Andrew Nesbitt 24:11
8 ) Greg Karabinos 24:33
9) Matthew Voisin 24:39
10) Tucker Chrapowitzky 24:55
11) Paul Quaker 25:15
12) Evan Grillon 26:57
13) Luke Costley 29:19
14) Matt Holland 29:38
15) John Karabinos 30:11
16) Alex White 30:14
17) Dick Nesbitt 32:54
18) David Fredrickson 33:06
19) Jim Sharkey 37:46

Women:

1) Diana Whitney 25:24
2) Heidi Henkel 25:43
3) Elizabeth Paddock 26:20
4) Jen Mygatt 27:07
5) Hilary Greene 27:14
6) Mellie Gilder 28:46
7) Catherine Sharkey 29:47
8 ) Andrea Fisher 31:00
9) Anne Karabinos 35:17

6.5 Km Classic

Men:

1) Evan Dethier 28:55
2) Nick Fogel 28:58
3) Jeff White 31:20
4) Birger Vignes 40:20

Women:

1) Barbara Chrapowitzky 39:23
2) Sheila Kelly 43:45

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The mass start

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Nancy Nylen, Hiram Greene, Lee Flournoy and Al Grillon (aka the timing crew).

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Men’s race winner, Shane Scranton

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Martin Donnelly-Heg

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Bill Prescott

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Ian Nesbitt

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Evan Grillon, Jen Mygatt and Hilary Greene

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Mellie Gilder

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Jen Mygatt and Hilary Greene finish strong

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Matt Holland shows off the retro Williams College suit

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John Karabinos and Alex White

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Luke Costley

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John and Alex battle to the finish

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Andrea Fisher motoring to the finish

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Jeff White

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Topher Sabot and Matthew Voisin show all the competitors the course

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Ben Ogden tests out the jump

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Topher ducking under the limbo

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Topher getting some air

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First time on the ‘kicker’

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Hilary and Jen come through the slalom

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Hilary ducks under the limbo

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Andrea and Hilary during the ladie’s final

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Evan Dethier starts down the blue course as Ben Ogden gets over the hay bail hurdle.

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Ben going for the three during the semis

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Evan and Matt off the line

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Evan brings home the title

One Response to “The Late, Great, New England Ski Race/Prospect Spring Fling – Results and photos”

  1. tim whitney Says:

    Faster skiier rules!

    You guys kick ass and are my one and only stop for XC news and excitement!

    Love,
    mister Klister

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