Big Green Skier Wins National Title


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In the first event at the 2015 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Skiing Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., Patrick Caldwell ’17 finished the men’s Nordic 10-kilometer freestyle course at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in 25:09.1 to win the individual title. He finished 2.2 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

Nordic skier Patrick Caldwell ’17 won the national title in the 10-kilometer freestyle on March 11 in Lake Placid. (Photo by Dennis Curran)

Caldwell is the first Big Green skier to earn a national title since Sam Tarling ’13 won the freestyle in 2011.

As the individual champion, Caldwell earned first-team All-America honors, while Silas Talbot ’15 garnered second-team honors for placing eighth overall with a time of 26:24.2.

In the women’s 5-kilometer freestyle,Corey Stock ’16 finished 13th with a time of 15:16.4.

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