WILSON, Wyo. – Megan Greene's fourth-place overall finish in the 7.5-kilometer classic paced the Castleton University women's nordic ski team to a fourth-place team result during day one of the United State Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championships on Tuesday afternoon at the Trail Creek Nordic Center.
Greene was the lone Spartan racer to claim a top 10 performance as she came rushing off of the starting line with an 8:55 first lap that was good for third. Maintaining a solid pace, Greene posted the fifth-best second and third lap times.
Placing five skiers between the 20th and 35th spots, Molly O'Callaghan led the rest of Castleton with a 30:18.6 final time. Adi Toof (30:45.1), Kaylyn Crompton (31:22.9), Emily Greene (31:30.2) and Emily Cromie (32:47.8) followed O'Callaghan in the order.
As a team, the Spartans placed fourth out of eight institutions that qualified for nationals; Castleton amassed 41 points. Clarkson University (9), St. Olaf College (20) and the University of Wyoming (30) were the top 3 teams.
Women's nordic skiing returns to the course at 9 a.m. MST on Wednesday as they take part in the freestyle sprint.
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