LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Megan Greene earned Castleton's first top-five individual finish at the USCSA National Championships in the history of the Nordic ski program, leading the Spartans Friday at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.
Greene completed the 15-kilometer Classic event in 1:01:10.40, just 3.4 seconds away from a podium finish as she ended up in fourth place. No skier finished the course in less than one hour, as Cornell's Isabel Sharp finished first in 1:00:36.60, ahead of Clarkson's Ana Witkowski in 1:00:46.50 and Rya Berrigan of Western State in 1:01:07.00.
Kaylyn Crompton was the next Castleton skier in the individual standings, finishing in 23rd place with a time of 1:08:38.00. Adrienne Toof finished right behind Crompton in 24th place in 1:09:59.90, followed by Emily Cromie in 27th place in 1:11:59.70.
As a team, the Spartans finished in sixth place with 45 points, ahead of Michigan and just behind Cornell. St. Olaf College won the team title for the day with 21 points, with Clarkson finishing second with 26 points.
The 2018 USCSA Nordic National Championships conclude Saturday, March 10, with the freestyle team sprint, starting at 9 a.m.