WILSON, Wyo. – Recording a fourth and fifth place finish between its two squads, the Castleton University women's nordic ski team completed the 2019 United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association's (USCSA) National Championships with a bang on Saturday afternoon at the Trail Creek Nordic Center.
Taking part in the classic team sprint on Saturday, the Spartans sent out an 'A' squad and a 'B' team, allowing all of the athletes to participate. Coming through in fourth, the 'A' squad recorded a time of 37:49.6 finishing behind just Clarkson University (34:43.7), St. Olaf College (35:28.9) and the University of Wyoming (37:06.7), respectively. Placing just a spot and minute behind the Spartans' 'A' squad, the 'B' squad came through in fifth in the total rankings.
Following the completion of all of the races, the final USCSA Nordic National Championships results were tallied. With 41 points in the 7.5-kilometer classic, 52 points in the sprint, 37 points in the 15-kilometer freestyle and 33 points in the relay for 173 total points, Castleton placed fourth (of eight teams) in the nation.
Individually, Megan Greene recorded four All-American performances and finished sixth overall with 19 total points. Castleton had five other racers in the top 30 with Molly O'Callaghan (20), Emily Greene (24), Adi Toof (25) and Kaylyn Crompton (28) and Emily Cromie (30).
Women's nordic wraps up a very successful season and will return much of its 2018-19 roster for the start of next year's campaign.
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