LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The Castleton University men's and women's nordic ski teams competed in the NYSEF Season Opener 10-kilometer skate event on Sunday afternoon at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.
Earning the victory in the women's race, Megan Greene put in another impressive performance after finishing in the top three during the first week of the season. She finished nearly two-and-a-half-minutes ahead of the pack, clocking a split of 41:07.8. Rounding out Castleton's women's squad was Adrienne Toof, who placed fifth and recorded a time of 43:36.3.
On the men's side of action, Andrew Doherty was also very impressive, recording the second best time on the afternoon. Completing the two full laps in 31:07.2, Doherty was neck-and-neck with the eventually winner after the first split. He maintained a solid split before falling just shy of the individual victory.
David Harvey and Jared Wheeler also competed for Castleton during the NYSEF season-opening race. Harvey (33:06.7) finished fifth, while Wheeler (39:42.3) placed 15th overall.
Men's and women's nordic skiing returns to action after the New Year as a select group of Spartan skiiers will participating in the U.S. Senior Nationals in Craftsbury, Vt. beginning on Thursday, January 3.
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