NEPaklon

March 2, 2016

We have had an eventful last week of the regular season with a skiathlon, basketball game, presentation on Alaska by Jeremy, and NEPSACs

Team Picture!

2016 Gould Nordic Team

The skiathlon on Tuesday was a cold one with some exciting intervals. We followed that up with a wet romp on Wednesday into the logging trails behind the Bethel Inn. It was a giant climb for the first half, which ended in a slightly sketchy downhill for the second half. By the end of the ski I was soaked to the bone.

The sketchy, wet, long downhill

The sketchy, wet, long downhill

Thursday was an easy day, one that included an exciting game of basketball (although not too exciting for the freshman girls…). Emily, Ani, Caleb, Brad, Ben, and Duncan were able to showcase their basketball skills out on the court. There were a couple falls from the younger side of the team making me (Livy) glad that I don’t play basketball. A sports career that probably would have ended in many injuries both mental and physical.

Ani showing off her skills

Ani showing off her skills

Lilly and Steph getting in on the bball action

Lilly and Steph getting in on the bball action

After our Thursday practice Jeremy showed us some old school slides on his mountaineering days in Alaska. Making most of the team inspired to one day achieve the level of coolness that Jeremy has.

Jeremy back in the day Thanks to Luke for the pic

Jeremy back in the day
Thanks to Luke for the pic

Finally, we wrapped up this epic week with NEPSAC championships at Gunstock in NH. The morning was a freestyle mass start race, which went well for many of our team. Izzy won the B race, Andrew was 7th, Marcus was 3rd, and Caleb was 2nd. For the girls Steph was 10th and Leela was 6th. In the afternoon ww had a 3×1.5 relay. The boys A team won this event with the girls A team coming in 4th. However, both girls and boys B relay teams came in second. Overall, the boys Gould team won NEPSACs with the girls coming in fourth. It was a great way to finish off an awesome season and we look forward to some great racing the next couple of weekends with the qualifier, U16 festival, and Eastern High Schools!

Don’t worry and Ski happy!

Mia and Livy

The Boys Skate Race Podium

The Boys Skate Race Podium

Boys

Boys Relay Podium

Girl Podium

Girls Skate Race Podium

Seniors

Nordic Seniors 2016

Mia

Mia Starting the Relay off strong

The boys taking the overall win of the day

The boys taking the overall win of the day

Thanks to Ani for all the pictures!

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  1. Brad Clarke Brad Clarke says:

    Great photos! Brings back a lot of great memories from the season, thanks!

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