Delaney leads Purple Knights in Nordic action, Colby Carnival draws to close

WATERVILLE, Maine - The Colby College Carnival came to a conclusion on Sunday with the last day of Nordic races at the Quarry Road Recreation Area, as Saint Michael's College took 10th among 16 institutions thanks to 238.5 points. The Purple Knights trailed ninth-place Harvard University by 29.5 points in a meet won by the University of Vermont and its 962 points.

Senior Colin Delaney (Lake Placid, N.Y./National Sports Academy) paced the men in the 20K freestyle mass start, taking 45th at 51:44.6. Sophomores Isaiah St. Pierre (Charlestown, N.H./Fall Mountain Regional) and Sam Hammond (Oakdale, Minn./North) were the Purple Knights' second and third finishers, respectively.

On the women's side, junior Silke Hynes (Burlington, Ontario/Milton District) was the first Saint Michael's skier to cross the finish line, at 52:19.9, while senior Katlyn Keane (Bethel, Maine/Telstar Regional) and sophomore Chloe Boutelle (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs) took the next two scoring spots.

The Purple Knights return to action for Nordic races next weekend during the UVM Carnival on Saturday and Sunday at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. With the Alpine races being completed earlier this month, Saint Michael's enters the Nordic portion of the carnival currently sitting ninth among 13 schools.