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Spartan Women’s Nordic Skiers Start New Season

Spartan Women’s Nordic Skiers Start New Season

NORTH CREEK, N.Y. – The Castleton University women's Nordic ski team began the 2017-18 competition season by competing in the Johnsburg Nordic Festival Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10, at Gore Mountain.

In the 10-kilometer Classic Saturday, Megan Greene won the U20 division and posted the best time among the Spartans at 27:59.4, just ahead of teammate Emily Cromie in 30:32.6. Adrienne Toof also competed Saturday, posting a time of 32:43.3.

Cromie returned on Sunday for the sprint event, finishing second in the preliminaries with a time of 3:21.5 to advance to the bracket rounds. She won her semifinal by over eight seconds with a mark of 3:24.7 to reach the finals, where she crossed the finish line in third place in 3:18.6.

Castleton begins the 2018 portion of the schedule by hosting the Castleton Invitational at Mountain Top in Chittenden, Vt., Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21.