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The second Eastern Cup of the season was held last weekend, Jan. 14-15, at the Quarry Road Trails in Waterville, Maine. Below is a brief recap of the results, along with some photos provided by FlyingPointRoad:
On Saturday, Hannah Miller of Bowdoin College won the A-final of the women’s 1.3 k sprint, with Taryn Hunt-Smith (Dartmouth Ski Team) placing second and Lucy Hochschartner (St. Lawrence University) taking third. Zoe Snow (Dartmouth), Alexandra Lawson of the Stratton Mountain School (SMS), and Hannah Cole (Williams Ski Team) also reached the A-final, finishing fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
In the men’s 1.5 k freestyle sprint A-final, Fabian Stocek took the win ahead of his Dartmouth teammates Andrew Nadler and Koby Gordon, respectively. Three Williams skiers rounded out the final with Dylan Syben in fourth, Jack Schrupp fifth, and Hans Halvorsen sixth.
In the U18/U20 women’s sprint, Callie Young (Craftsbury Nordic) won the A-final, ahead of Mae Chalmers (SMS) and Annika Martell (Colby College).
James Kitch (Cambridge Sports Union) won the U18/U20 men’s A-final, with Russell O’Brien (Bowdoin) following in second and Nicholas Wilkerson (Frost Mountain Nordic) in third.
Lillian Bates (Dublin XC) topped the U16 girls A-final, and Magdalena Lelito (Mansfield Nordic Club) took second and Ingrid Miller third.
Joshua Valentine (Gunstock Nordic Association) won the U16 boy’s A-final, and Will Koch (SMS) placed second and Timothy Cobb (Mansfield Nordic) third.
On Sunday, Laurel Fiddler of Bates College scored her first Eastern Cup win in the women’s 10 k classic mass start in 31:41.2. Snow notched second (+11.0), and Hunt-Smith tallied another podium in third (+19.0).
Jørgen Grav (Ford Sayre) won the men’s 15 k classic mass start in 40:17.7, edging Eli Hoenig (Williams) by 2.9 seconds. Stocek placed third (+10.3) to end the weekend with back-to-back podiums.
In the U16 girls 5 k classic mass start, Charlotte Ogden (SMS) captured the win in 15:51.9, ahead of Olivia Cuneo (Green Mountain Valley School) in second (+15.5) and Abigail Streinz (Outdoor Sports Institute) in third (+1:17.1).
Valentine recorded another victory in the U16 boy’s 5 k classic mass start, and Koch repeated in second (+6.4) and Griffin Wright (Craftsbury Nordic) took third (+25.5).
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