Woods takes ninth place in women's 15K classic at UVM Carnival

Kaelyn Woods placed ninth out of 88 competitors in the women's 15K classical technique race at the UVM Carnival on Feb. 2, 2019. (flyingpointroad.com file photo)

STOWE, Vt. -- Bates junior Kaelyn Woods notched her best EISA carnival race finish of the season thus far, placing ninth out of 88 competitors in the women's 15K classical technique mass start race Saturday at the UVM Carnival.

Woods (New Gloucester) covered the course in 53:08.6, 9.8 seconds ahead of 10th-place Emily Hyde of Dartmouth, leading the Bates women to the seventh-most points among 13 squads in the event.

Sophomore Maya Seckinger (Winthrop, Wash.) placed 37th (55:41.7) and first-year Olivia Skillings (Portland, Maine) came in 49th (57:04.5) as the Bobcats' top three.

The Bates men were led by first-year Henry Raff (Hailey, Idaho), who placed 37th out of 90 skiers in the men's 20K classical technique race in a time of 1:03:56.7. Sophomore Tucker Barber (Wilton, Maine) again followed Raff for the Bobcats, taking 57th place (1:06:16.4), while sophomore Carter Ros (Hailey, Idaho) capped the team scoring in 60th place (1:06:53.4), with sophomore Brad Ravenelle (Portland, Maine) one spot behind him (1:07:17.6).

Bates' alpine and Nordic ski teams have combined for 278 carnival points, 10th-most among 16 competing teams. The Bates ski teams will next compete at the Dartmouth Carnival, with Nordic races taking place at Oak Hill Ski Area in Hanover, N.H.