Rising to Victory: Paul Smith’s College Wins First-Ever World Snowshoe Championship Title

Student from Paul Smith’s College wins World Snowshjsonow Title

Eliot Soderholm from Paul Smith’s College emerged victorious in the Junior men’s 4-kilometer race at the World Snowshoe Championship held in Fuent De, Spain. The athlete, hailing from Reston, Virginia, trailed behind Canada’s Nicolas Fontaine before making a move in the second half of the race. With just 300 meters left, Soderholm surged ahead to claim Paul Smith’s College’s first-ever individual world title with a finishing time of 33 minutes and 50 seconds.

The competition at the World Championships featured athletes from ten nations, with over 160 participants. The United States alone had over 40 athletes competing in various events. In addition to Soderholm, other Paul Smith’s College students participated in the senior 8.5K race reserved for those aged 20 and older. Zack Sprott-Scribner led the men’s team, finishing an impressive 61st overall and seventh in the 20-29 category with a time of 1:06:45. Other notable performances included Logan Krahn (1:09:03), Carson Wohlers (1:12:01), and Wesley Burkit (1:12:08).

In the women’s category, Olivia Bobbie led the way for Paul Smith’s College, finishing fifth in the 20-29 division in 1:41:38. Michelle Hummel of the U.S., Georgina Gabro Morente of Spain also placed in the women’s event while Michele Dall’ara of Italy and Rubn Leon San Emeterio of Spain rounded out the top finishers in their respective men’s competition. Dan Edelstein from Saranac Lake earned fifth place in his age group with a time of 1:10:16

Overall, Paul Smith’s College had a strong showing at

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