Junior nordic skiier Nina Armstrong set to compete at the NCAA Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colorado on Thursday and Saturday (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard nordic skier junior Nina Armstrong heads to the 2018 NCAA Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo. on Thursday, March 8 and Saturday, March 10.
Competing the women's 5K classic and 15K freestyle events, Armstrong earned a spot at the national carnival accumulating 92 qualification points throughout the winter season. The Lake Placid, N.Y. native is the first Crimson skier to qualify for the NCAA Championship since Rachel Hampton made back-to-back appearances from 2015-16.
Both events will take place at Howelsen Hill. The classical-style race will take place on Thursday, March 8 at 9 a.m., while the freestyle event occurs on Saturday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Howelsen Hill is one of the most historic ski areas in the United States. There are nine trails across 13 miles (21 kilometers). The elevation is 6,696 feet at the base and 7,136 at the peak.
Armstrong has been one of the leaders for the Crimson all season. The veteran posted her best results the 5K classical race at the St. Michael's Carnival finishing seventh with a time of 13:48.8. Armstrong's top performance in the 15K freestyle came at the Vermont Carnival, posting at time of 48.34.0 to place 16th.
About The NCAA Men's and Women's Skiing Championships
There will be a total of 148 student-athletes from 23 institutions across all divisions competing in this year's national championship hosted by the University of Colorado in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. For the latest information surrounding the event's activities, please visit the Championship Central Website.
This year's skiing championships will be webcast live on NCAA.com, please visit the NCAA Live Video Schedule to watch all the action.