|Rollerskiers Tackle Mount Greylock|
|iBerkshires.com Sports, |
10:08PM / Sunday, November 06, 2022
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. – Fin Bailey and Alexandra Lawson were the top finishers on Sunday at the Mount Greylock Hill Climb.
The rollerski race was conducted at Mount Greylock Reservation under the auspices of the New England Nordic Ski Association.
More than 100 athletes took on the challenge of racing to the top of the commonwealth’s highest peak.
Bailey and Lawson were the first finishers in the long course division for men and women respectively.
The long course ran for 8 miles from the visitor’s center to the top of the 3,500 foot mountain.
Bailey of Vermont’s Stratton Mountain School won the men’s race in 48 minutes, 59.4 seconds, about half a minute ahead of Green Mountain Valley School’s Tabor Greenberg (49:26.9).
The next two men across the finish line were Williams College’s Keelan Durham and Quinn Wilson in third and fourth, respectively.
In the women’s long course division, Lawson of the Green Racing Project won in 52:30.3, more than a minute faster than runner-up and teammate Margie Freed (53:37.9).
Williams’ Lillian Bates placed eighth in 1:02:00.5.
In the long course freestyle class, Victor Feofilaktov of Eastern Mass Cross Country Skiing was first in 57:57.2. Lenox High graduate Herkus Rudzinskas, racing for the Berkshire Nordic Ski Club, was second in 1:03:13.3.
Three classes competed in the short course division, which involved a 4-mile race from the trailhead of the Jones Nose Trail.
The top short course woman was Eastern Mass’ Frances Tucker in 34:03.0 Her teammate, Leigh Niedeck, finished second in 34:17.8.
Mount Greylock Regional School’s Anne Miller and Lauren Miller placed fifth and seventh respectively, in the short course race.
The fastest man on the short course was Eastern Mass’ William Walton (31:25.7). He edged Green Mountain Valley’s Matthew McIntosh (31:36.5).
The fastest freestyler on the short course was Evegny Ivanov of Eastern Mass, in 36:57.5. Connor St. Peter was the runner-up in 37:20.2.