James Kitch
James Kitch
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Belmont, Mass.
High School: Belmont
Position: Nordic

First-Year (2018-19)
At the St. Lawrence Carnival (Jan. 12-13): Paced the Crimson nordic squad in collegiate debut, placing 18th overall in the 10K classic with a time of 30:14.3 (27 pts)...At the UNH Carnival (Jan. 18-19): Registered a top-10 finish in the men's 20K classic, finishing in 55:24.7 to take ninth. Closed out the weekend with a 20th-place result in the men's freestyle sprint, crossing the finish line in 20.00...At the UVM Carnival (Feb. 1-2): Placed 28th in the men's 10K freestyle with a time of 29:08.4, before taking 11th in the men's 20K classic mass start with a finishing time of 1:00:54.0...At the Dartmouth Carnival (Feb. 8-9): Placed 19th in the men's 15K skate with a time of 47:03.2, before registering a 12th-place finish in the men's 3x5 classic relay alongside William Rhatigan and Everett Sapp...At the Middelbury Carnival (Feb. 15-16): Recorded a season-best fifth-place finish in the men's 15K classic mass start, crossing the finish line in 39:51.2. Returned to the mountain to compete in the men's 10K freestyle, where he placed 35th overall with a time of 24:24.1...At the Bates Carnival (Feb. 22-23): Placed 14th in the men's 10K skate with a time of 25:01.8, before closing out competition with a 10th-place result in the men's 20K classic...At the 2019 NCAA Skiing Championship (March 6-9): Finished 37th in the men's 10K freestyle, before concluding first NCAA appearance with a 24th-place finish in the men's 20K classic. 

Before Harvard:
Competed on the Varsity Spring Track team at Belmont…2018 National Champion, Skate Sprint at Cross-Country Junior Nationals…Won first place in Skate Sprint, fourth in the 10km Classic, sixth in the 10km Skate, and first in the 3x3km relay at the 2018 Junior Nationals…Named to the 2018 U.S. Ski and Snowboard National Training Group…Placed second overall at the 2018 Eastern High School Championships…2018 NENSA Gallagher Award winner…Named to the 2018 NENSA Elite Team…Six-time All-American at Cross-Country Junior Nationals…Three-time New England Regional Elite Group nominee…Three-time New England Junior National team member…Four-time Massachusetts Eastern High School Championship team member…Third overall at the 2017 Eastern High School Championships, placing first in the 7.5km mass start and first in the 4x3.75km mixed relay…Two-time NENSA Development Team member…Participated in the 2016 National U16 Junior Camp… Enjoys the outdoors, playing the cello, hiking, and running.