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Fields closes out NCAA career, Coletta takes 31st for Mules

STOWE, Vt. --  Zane Fields finished in 23rd place in his final national meet race for the Colby College men's Nordic ski  team and Marin Coletta placed 31st for the women at the NCAA Division I Skiing Championships at Trapp Family Lodge on Friday.

Fields, a two-time All-American and the winner of seven Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association races the past two years, had a time of 58 minutes, 25.6 seconds in the 20-kilometer classical mass start. Fields earned All-American honors last year in the freestyle mass start, but every two years techniques and distances change.
 
"I'm super proud of both Marin and Zane. Both tackled a tough course in changing conditions and did extremely well in world-class competition," Colby head coach Tracey Cote said. "The names you see in the results are ones you will see on future national teams from the U.S. and abroad. This has been a really successful showing for Colby at these championships."
 
Fields' result is one of the top three performances in the distance and technique in the history of the Colby Nordic men's program. He raced in all four NCAA meets during his time at Colby and is a three-time All-East selection.
 
Coletta (pictured), who is just a sophomore, had a time of 50:51.8 in the 15K classical mass start. She finished 39 seconds ahead of the 32nd-place finisher.
 
Heading into the final day of competition Saturday, Colby (Nordic and alpine combined) is in 14th place with 51 points. The Mules are just six points out of 12th place. Sandy Schoepke and Rosie Hust will race in the slalom Saturday.
 

 

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