Dec 17, 2016
CRAFTSBURY, VT - UMPI skiing kicked off its season at the Eastern Opener held in Craftsbury Vermont.
A small contingent of UMPI skiing opened the season with strong races on a 2.5km course at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Sophomore Connor Hyrnuk led the team on Day 1 with a 14 place finish in the Under 20 10km classic event. Teammates Jason Bartley and John Paluszek followed in 16th and 27th place.
Lydia Streinz the only senior on the team, finished 14th in the Under 23 female category.
The same course featured a 10km skate pursuit start for Sundays event. Lydia Streinz moved through the field well to improve to 10th on the day. Jason Bartley and John Paluszek also showed their strength in the skate technique and improved to 15 and 16th. Connor Hyrnuk was forced to sit out Sundays race with sickness.
The owls will return to training camp on Jan 3rd.