Natalie Bohlmann paved the way for the Steamboat Springs High School Nordic team Saturday in a race in Aspen.
The day’s race included short classic and skate skiing sections, and Bohlmann excelled in both, placing fourth in the skate skiing portion and seventh in the classic race.
“Natalie had a really good day. She’s been consistent all season, and that’s exciting to see,” Steamboat coach Emliy Lovett said. “It was really exciting to see her ski so well.”
Lark Skov was 17th in classic and 18th in skate; Linnea Zink, 14th and 27th; Eliza Leeson, 15th and 29th; and Mila Mason, 74 and 75th.
“The girls had a super-strong classic race,” Lovett said. “I was really pleased with how everyone skied in the classic race. In the skate race, we lagged a bit. It was a pretty challenging, technical course, so I think the kids, the girls in particular, fell behind.”
Tanner Visnick was the top racer for the boys, finishing 16th in the skate race and 26th in the classic. Tristan Fischer was 42nd and 46th, and Ben Lingle, 65th and 61st.
“Tanner skied his first skate race and had a really good finish,” Lovett said.
The girls team was fourth in the classic race and fifth in the skate race. The boys were ninth and eighth.
“We were short some kids this week, so the team result wasn’t as good as it could have been,” Lovett said. “I was really happy with their effort.”