LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The Castleton University women's nordic ski team recorded a second-place finish at the Clarkson University Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.
Consisting of two separate disciplines, the 15-kilometer skiathalon comprised of a 7.5-kilometer classic leg before the racers returned to the start and switching to skate skis, completed another 7.5-kilometer stretch.
Leading the Spartans on the course, Megan Greene placed third overall breaking up a group of three Clarkson racers in the top 4. Castleton's Greene was less than three minutes behind the co-winners from the host squad, clocking a time of 59:10.
Finishing in 11th and 14th, respectively, Emily Greene (1:03:52) and Adi Toof (1:07:52) were the next two racers across the finish line for Castleton. Molly O'Callahan, Kaylyn Crompton and Emily Cromie helped wrap up the order for the Spartans, with each placing inside the top 30.
As a team, the host Golden Knights led with seven total points, while guest team UVM – not counted in the official rankings – scored 23 points with Castleton just five points back.
Women's nordic skiing returns to action on Saturday and Sunday as it competes at the University of Vermont Invitational hosted at the Sleepy Hollow Inn Ski & Bike Center in Huntington, Vt.
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