Fifteen Paul Smith's College Snowshoe Athletes Qualify for US Snowshoe Nationals

Fifteen Paul Smith's College Snowshoe Athletes Qualify for US Snowshoe Nationals

Fifteen Paul Smith's College Snowshoe Athletes Qualify for US Snowshoe Nationals

Six women and nine men from Paul Smith's College have qualified for US Snowshoe nationals this winter.  The snowshoe racing season began just prior to final exams in December with the local Jingle Bell 5K snowshoe race, and then the team returned to campus early for training and racing before their peers returned for classes in late January.

Cock-A-Doodle Shoe 5 & 10K Snowshoe Races (January 18th Eleven of the runnes competed in the Cock –A-Doodle Shoe 5 and 10K snowshoe races held in Saranac, NY to qualify for nationals.  Both Chloe Mattilio and Nic Pendl had outstanding performances, with Chloe winning the 5K in 31:50, while fellow freshman, Nic Pendl finished second in the men's event in a time of 25:44.
 
Empire State Snowshoe Racing Association (ESSRA) Championships (January 26th):  Several members of the team headed to Fabius, New York two weeks later for the Empire State Snowshoe Racing Association (ESSRA) Championships at Highland Forest County Park.  Chloe Mattilio won the women's 5K in a time of 31:02, while Nic Pendl placed third in a time of 27:41.  In the 10K, Louis Ferrone placed second in the 20 – 24 men with a time of 1:01, followed by Matt Williams in 1:03.  Ashley Evans placed third for the women in the same age category with a time of 1:19.
 
US nationals will be at Prospect Mountain Ski Center in Woodford, Vermont in early March.  There are already over 300 athletes who have qualified, and most have preregistered in what promises to be the largest national field ever. 
 
 
 

Name

Year

Cat.

Qualifying Race(s)

Major

Hometown

High School

Women's Roster

 
 
 
 
 
 

Lea Anthony

JR

20 - 24

Cock a Doodle Shoe

NRSS

New Bedford, MA

Greater New Bedford Reg. HS

Lauren Brieant

FR

Junior

Cock a Doodle Shoe

RATE

Camillus, NY

West Genesee HS

Sarah Butler

FR

Junior

Cock a Doodle Shoe

ENVS

Rochester, NY

Greece Athena HS

Corrie Desilets

SO

20 - 24

Cock a Doodle Shoe

FWSW

North Attleboro, MA

Tri-County Reg. Voc. Tech HS

Ashley Evans

SO

20 - 24

ESSRA

FWSW

Marietta, NY

Tully HS

Chloe Mattilio

FR

Junior

Cock a Doodle Shoe

ENVS

Willow Street, PA

Lancaster Mennonite HS

Name

Year

 

 

Major

Hometown

High School

Zach Davidson

SR

20 - 24

Cock a Doodle Shoe

ENVS

Charlottesville, VA

Monticello HS

Louis Ferrone

SO

20 - 24

ESSRA

FFOP

East Syracuse, NY

East Syracuse – Minoa HS

David Kucia

JR

20 - 24

Cock a Doodle Shoe

FWSW

Canton, CT

Canton HS

Jack Mulvihill

JR

20 - 24

Cock a Doodle Shoe

BMES

New Hartford, NY

New Hartford HS

Llew Palmer

JR

20 - 24

ESSRA

PRFM

Berlin, NY

Berlin HS

Nick Pendl

FR

Junior

Cock a Doodle Shoe

ENVS

Allegany, NY

Allegany-Limestone HS

Chris Peterson

JR

20 - 24

Cock a Doodle Shoe

ENVS

Brookfield, CT

Brookfield HS

Jacob Polfleit

JR

20 - 24

ESSRA

BMES

Altamont, NY

Guilderland HS

Matt Williams

FR

20 - 24

Cock a Doodle Shoe

FFOP

Hanover Township, PA

Hanover Regional HS