Twenty Hamilton students and Director of Outdoor Leadership Andrew Jillings competed in the 31st annual Adirondack Canoe Classic known as “the 90-miler,” a three-day canoe race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake, held Sept. 5-7. The 275-boat race hosted 500 competitors from around the world.
The 20 Hamilton students competed in six boats and Jillings paddled in a solo canoe in the men’s masters’ class. The 90-mile flat water race follows the original highways of the Adirondacks from Old Forge to Long Lake to Saranac Lake. Hamilton’s fastest boat completed the course in 14:39:32 and the women’s four person canoe (C-4) came in second in its class in a time of 16 hours, 42 minutes 46 seconds.
Hamilton student participants were David Morgan '16, David Munger '16, Anne Emanuels '16, Alex Wang '17, Jake Davidson 15, Samuel Bernstein '17, Courtney Anderson '15, Margaret Smith '17, Katie Jickling '15, Rachel Lannino '17, Anne McGarvey '17, Deanna Nappi '16, Alexandra Kontra '15, Peter Skaggs '16, Katie Jickling '15, Madison Atterbury '17, Alexander Doig '15, Jenna Crawford '17 and Lindsay Pattison '16.
Ten Hamilton students also acted as “Pit Crew,” handing out food and water at strategic points during the race, as well as being in charge of the camping each night.
David Morgan completed his third 90-miler this year.