CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rachel Hampton of the nordic ski team is set to compete at the NCAA Championships this week in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
The nordic events will be held at Howelsen Hill March 10 and March 12. Hampton kicks off the week competing in the 5K on Thursday before closing out the championships with the 15K on Saturday.
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Last Time Out
Hampton took 35th in the 5K FS with a time of 13:25.9 at the NCAA Regionals and tallied her eighth top-20 placement of the season in the 15K Classic MS, clocking in at 49:16.7.
A Season to Remember
Hampton posted a stellar regular season, finishing within the top-25 and posting the top placement for the Crimson in all but of one of Harvard's 11 nordic races, including two top-10 finishes.
The Telluride, Colorado native has placed within the top-20 eight times, marking the most top-20 finishes by a women's nordic member in a season since Jennifer Rolfes '14 posted eight top-20 finishes during the 2013-14 season.
The junior set career bests with a pair of eighth-place finishes on the season. Hampton took eighth at the Colby Carnival in the 15K Classic before matching her best finish in the 15K MS at the Dartmouth Carnival.
Back at it
Hampton becomes Harvard's third nordic women's skier to qualify for multiple NCAA Championships, joining Alena Tofte '13 and Anna McLoon '04, who owns the record with three NCAA Championships appearances during her days in Cambridge.
Hampton made her debut last season at the NCAA Championships in Lake Placid, New York. Hampton finished No. 36 overall in the 5K freestyle (16:01.1) on day one and closed out competition with a No. 31 overall finish (52.47.3) in the 15K class MS.
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