Dublin School junior Calvin Bates qualified for the New England U18 team heading to Cable, Wisconsin in March to compete in the US Junior National Cross Country Skiing Championships. Bates qualified after finishing in the top 6 in New England in the U18 category after skiing in eight Eastern Cup qualifying races. Bates was a first alternate last year and qualified as a U16 in 2014.
The New England team will compete in four races during the second weekend in March; a 10km classic style individual start race, a 1.6km classic sprint race, a 10km mass start skate race, and a four person relay race. Bates will represent Dublin School and local club Dublin XC coached by Kathy Maddock.