Nina Armstrong
Nina Armstrong
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lake Placid, N.Y.
High School: Lake Placid
Position: Nordic
Major: Integrative Biology
House: : Currier

Senior (2018-19)
Contested all six carnivals for the Crimson...At the St. Lawrence Carnival (Jan 12-13): Placed 28th in the 5K freestyle with a time of 16:57.7 (22 pts) and registered a 33rd place finish in the 10K classic with a 37:38.5 clip (16 pts)...At UNH Carnival (Jan. 18-19): Placed 41st in the women's 15K Classic (51:59.5), before finishing the weekend with a 27th place finish in the freestyle sprints...At the UVM Carnival (Feb. 1-2): Registered a 24th place finish in the women's 5K freestyle, crossing the finish line in 16:05, before placing 36th in the women's 15K classic mass start (55:36.8)...At the Dartmouth Carnival (Feb. 8-9): Registered a top-20 finish in the women's 10K skate, placing 20th with a time of 32:35.8, before placing ninth overall in the 3x5 relay alongside Hannah Hardenbergh and Tegan Thorley (51:36.3)...At the Middlebury Carnival (Feb. 15-16): Took 14th in the women's 10K classic, finishing in 31:32.9, before taking 23rd in the women's 5K freestyle with a time of 14:11.1...At the Bates Carnival/EISA Regionals (Feb. 22-23): Took a season-best 13th place finish in the women's 5K skate in a time of 14:04.8, before closing out the season with a top-20 finish in the women's 15K classic, placing 19th with a time of 47:23.4. 

Junior (2017-18)
NCAA Qualifier ... Harvard's leading scorer (women/men/nordic/slalom) with 279 points ... Led all Harvard nordic skiers (women/men) in overall points (279) and points in freestyle events (110) ... Second in scoring for nordic events (169) ... Took second at U.S. Trials for the 2018 Junior World Biathlon Championship (7.5K sprint - 28:40.7; 6K sprint - 24:33) and was eligible to represent the U.S.A. in Estonia from Feb. 6 to March 4, but elected to compete at NCAAs ... Scored in every race for Harvard ... Recorded first top-10 finish at a distance event in the Colby Carnival 5K classic (Jan. 14), taking ninth in 16:31.5 (62 pts.) ... Registered second career top-10 finish, taking seventh (35 pts.) in the 5K Classic in 13:48.8 at the St. Michael's Carnival (Jan. 20-21), before returning to take 32nd (18 pts.) in the 10K Freestyle with a 31:16.3 clip ... At the Vermont Carnival (Feb. 2-3): took 26th (20 pts.) in the 5K Classic with a time of 16:06.8 and 16th (28 pts.) in the 15K freestyle in 48:34 ... At the Dartmouth Carnival (Feb. 9-10): took 33rd (16 pts.) in the 5K classic at 39:15.10, before finishing 13th in the 5K freestyle (28 pts.) in 15:14.0 ... At the Williams Carnival (Feb. 16-17): placed 28th in both the 5k classic and 3.8k free with times of 18:30.3 (19 pts.) and 10:06.3 (18 pts.), respectively ... At the Middlebury Carnival/NCAA Regional (Feb. 23-24): finished the 5K classic in 15:15.9 (17 pts.) and the 15K freestyle in 43:37.6 (18 pts.), placing 31st in both events ... At the NCAA Championship (March 7-10): placed 40th in the 5K classic in 18:59.0 and the 15K freestyle in 52:13.0.

Sophomore (2016-17)
Opened the year with a seventh-place finish to lead Harvard in the classic sprint and earned 25th overall in the 5K FS at the St. Lawrence Carnival (Jan. 21) … Recorded 20th in the 15K and 37th in the 5K at the UNH Carnival (Jan. 28) … Earned 38th overall in the sprint and 37th in the 10K at the UVM Carnival (Feb. 4) … Part of the 3X5K relay team that placed seventh overall at the Dartmouth Carnival (Feb. 11).

Freshman (2015-16) 
Competed in all 11 nordic races ... Earned 48th in the 5K FS and 45th in the 15K MS Classic at NCAA Regionals ... Finished 33rd in the Classic Sprint and 31st in the 5K FS at the Bates Carnival … Finished 36th in the 15K Classic MS at the Dartmouth Carnival.

Before Harvard:
Competed on the nordic ski team for two years at Lake Placid High School …  Also ran varsity cross-country for five years and track for four years… Captained the NYSPHSAA team … 2015 NYS nordic champion … 2015 Biathlon Achievement Award … Participated in the USSA Junior National Nordic Ski Championships from 2012-15 … Attended the New England Nordic Ski Association Regional Elite Group Camp from 2012-14 … 2015 Lake Placid Youth Volunteer of the Year … Valedictorian … Enjoys hiking, running, reading, crocheting, knitting and mountain biking.