Posted: Mar 06, 2019
STOWE, Vt. -- Colby College's Zane Fields (Woodstock, Vt.) is an All-American for the second time.
Fields started the NCAA Division I Nordic Skiing Championships in fine fashion after placing seventh in the 10-kilometer skate at Trapp Family Lodge on Wednesday.
Sophomore women's skier Marin Coletta (Bozeman, Mont.) placed 40th in the 5K skate in her first NCAA race.
Fields had a time of 25 minutes, 9.1 seconds and was just three seconds out of fifth place. University of Vermont's Bill Hameyer was the lone Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) skier ahead with a time of 25:06.2 for fifth place. The University of Colorado's Erik Olsvik Dengerud won the race in 24:25.5.
Fields placed sixth in the 20K freestyle mass start last year for his first All-American honor. He won seven EISA races the past two years and is a three-time All-East skier.
A four-time NCAA participant, Fields was racing just 72 miles from his hometown of Woodstock, Vt. Fields was racing at the NCAA meet in Colorado last year when the west region hosted the meet.
While Fields was competing for the seventh time in an NCAA race, Coletta was making her debut. She had a time of 15:34.2. Coletta was a consistent top-15 skier during the EISA season.
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