LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – After proving their endurance on the first day of the Clarkson Invitational, the Castleton University men's Nordic ski team showed its aptitude for speed Sunday, finishing sixth in the sprint relay to maintain its fourth-place spot in the team standings at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.
The trio of David Harvey, Thomas Rizza, and Devin Perry crossed the finish line in sixth place with an overall time of 43:44, just over three minutes behind the top team from Clarkson that won the event. Keegan Cummings partnered with Nicholas Goulet and Brinton Wolever of McGill and finished in 16th place with a time of 1:02:33.
The Spartans finished the weekend with 113 points for fourth place, just two points behind third place McGill. Clarkson picked up its second team victory in as many weeks, collecting 21 points to end up at the top of the standings, with Vermont finishing in second place with 32 points.
Castleton does not need to leave the state of Vermont during the rest of the regular season, starting with a trip to Craftsbury, Vt., for the Sterling Invitational next weekend, Feb. 4-5.