WILSON, Wyo. – Notching a third-place result in the team relay to complete the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association's National Championships, the Castleton University men's nordic team was officially named overall National Championships on Saturday at the Trail Creek Nordic Center.
Placing third in the team relay, Castleton finished with a combined time of 29:57.1, behind just Clarkson University (29:17.1) and St. Olaf College (29:39.8). The Spartans also raced a 'B' team, placing 12th overall in a time of 34:07.1.
In the overall results, Castleton finished with 74 total points – 17 in the 7.5 classic, 21 in the sprint, 12 in the 15-kilometer freestyle and 24 in the relay – to take the top spot and win the program's first team national title. The next closest team was Clarkson University with 91 points, while St. Olaf College rounded out the money with 121 points.
John Paluszek and Andrew Doherty led the Spartans in the individual rankings with second and third-place finishes, respectively. Each skier was named to the USCSA All-American squad four times for their efforts.
David Harvey also earned an All-American nod for his top 10 performance in the 15-kilometer freestyle. He placed 12th overall in the final tabulations. Devin Perry (17) and Alex Williams (35) rounded out the Castleton racers.
Men's nordic concludes its historic 2018-19 campaign in seemingly the most fitting way – with a National Championship.
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