Bates College Skiing

NCAA Championships at Bozeman, Mont. Mar. 11-14 - At the NCAA skiing championships at Bridger Bowl and Bohart Ranch in Bozeman, Mont., the Bates ski team finished ninth overall, marking their best finish ever, up one spot from 1997. With a contingent of six skiers, the Bobcats were the smallest team among those finishing in the top 10.

Bates College senior skier Justin Freeman of Andover, N.H., finished sixth overall in the 10K classical nordic skiing race at today's NCAA skiing championships in Bozeman, Montana, earning second-team All-America honors.

Freeman, who finished in a time of 28:44.1, earns his second straight All America honor in the classical race. He placed second among Eastern skiers, behind race winner Thorodd Bakken of the University of Vermont, and was the top American. In 1997, Freeman placed third overall in the classical race for first-team honors. Freeman was also named All-America this year at the NCAA Division III cross country running championships with an eighth-place finish.

Senior David Chamberlain of Wilton, Maine, placed 18th overall with a time of 30:03.6. He placed fourth among Eastern skiers, behind Bakken, Freeman and Sindre Brurok of Vermont.

Two Bates women competed today. Senior Jennifer Bergeron of South Burlington, Vt., placed 28th in the women's 5K classical in 18:08.0, while classmate Melissa Leier of Hoyt Lakes, Minn., was 36th with a time of 18:53.0.

Team Standings, Day Three

1. Colorado	654	12. Western State   187
2. Utah		651.5	13. No. Michigan    170
3. Denver	638	14. Wisc.-Green Bay 154
4. Vermont	556.5	15. St. Lawrence    128
5. AK-Anchorage	524	16. Williams        103
6. New Mexico	513	17. Montana State    45
7. Dartmouth	505	18. St. Michael's    38
8. Middlebury	481	19. Colby	     24
9. Bates 	205 20. AK-Fairbanks     15
10.UNH		199 	21. Colby-Sawyer      9
11.Nevada	193	22. St. Olaf	      8

Bates Performances

Day One, Men's Giant Slalom 

Pl. Athlete 		1st run 2nd run Total
14. Tyler Kipp, Bates	 56.26	 55.58	111.87
29. Fritz Brumder, Bates 58.83	 62.00	120.83

Day Two, Men's 10K Classical

Pl. Athlete		Time
6.  Justin Freeman	28:44.1
18. David Chamberlain	30:05.6

Day Two, Women's 5K Classical

Pl. Athlete		Time
28. Jennifer Bergeron	18:08.0
36. Melissa Leier	18:53.4

Day Three, Men's Slalom 

Pl. Athlete 		1st run 2nd run Total
28. Tyler Kipp, Bates	 73.10   57.95  131.05
29. Fritz Brumder, Bates 	  DQ

Day Four, Men's 20K Freestyle

Pl. Athlete		Time
11. Justin Freeman	53:50.2
12. David Chamberlain	54:23.9

Day Four, Women's 5K Freestyle

Pl. Athlete		Time
25. Melissa Leier	47:34.2
28. Jennifer Bergeron	47:47.5

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