HUNTINGTON, Vt. – The Castleton University men's nordic ski team competed in the University of Vermont Invitational at the Sleepy Hollow Inn Ski & Bike Center on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Participating in the 10-kilometer classic on Saturday, the Spartans then raced in the 4-by-2.5-kilometer skate relay on Sunday.
During the first day of the event, Castleton earned a second-place finish in the classic with 24 points, coming in just behind Clarkson (18). The host squad – UVM – placed third with 72 total points.
Individually, John Paluszek earned the overall win – continuing to build on his impressive campaign – with a 25:46 finish, which was nearly a whole minute ahead of second. It now marks back-to-back weeks that the Farmington, N.H. native has taken the overall crown.
Placing its next two scoring racers inside the top 10, the Spartans three came in one spot behind Clarkson. Andrew Doherty (27:22), David Harvey (28:56) and Devin Perry (29:50) crossed the line in third, sixth and 14th, respectively.
On Sunday, Paluszek, Perry, Harvey and Doherty competed in the skate relay for Castleton and earned the top time. Doherty – 5:24 – recorded the fastest split of the four, while Harvey (5:43), Paluszek (5:53) and Perry (5:57) followed.
Following in team competition in the skate was Clarkson, Clarkson's B squad and UVM.
Men's nordic skiing returns to action after a week of rest to host and compete in the Castleton University Invitational at Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vt.
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