Meng Competes in 20K Free at NCAA Championships
Mar. 9: St. Lawrence University sophomore Nordic skier Austin Meng closed out his 2013 season on Saturday, competing in the 20K Freestyle race at the NCAA Championships in Middlebury, VT.
Meng, who had a breakout year for the Saints this winter, capped the national championships finishing 37th in the men's freestyle with a time of 55:03.4. The Truckee, CA native was 30th in the classic race on Thursday.
"Austin had a great season, and I think he'll take a lot out of his experience this weekend at NCAA's," said St. Lawrence head coach Ethan Townsend.
The University of Utah's Miles Havlick won the national title in the 20K free with a time of 50:13.4, beating Colorado's Rune Oedegaard by a mere .6 seconds.
Meng's points in the Nordic race helped St. Lawrence finish 15th overall out of 21 institutions in the team standings at NCAA's. The University of Colorado won the overall title, followed by Utah and the University of Vermont.