BEND, Ore. – The Castleton University women's Nordic ski team combined for a fifth-place finish in the classic team sprint event Saturday at the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center, ending the 2017 USCSA National Championships in seventh place in the final team standings.
The Spartans posted a time of 46:21.7 for its best team finish in an event this week. In the final team standings, Castleton placed seventh with 245 points, ahead of Michigan with 279 points. Clarkson used victories in three of four events to win the overall team title with 60 points, ahead of second place St. Olaf College's 75 points.
Individually, Megan Greene concluded the week as Castleton's top skier, finishing in 17th place overall, followed by Emily Cromie in 24th place. Adrienne Toof finished in 37th place, and Hahnah Saroff ended up in 40th place. Carley Patch did not factor into the final combined standings because she did not complete the 15-kilometer event Friday.
Four of the five Castleton competitors are underclassmen, giving the Spartans the opportunity to bring an experienced squad back to continue the program's improvement.