Glenn Randall ’09 Wins NCAA Championship

From left to right: True, Sinnott.

Glenn Randall ’09 won the men’s 10k freestyle today at the NCAA cross country skiing championships in Bozeman Montana. This win is a big deal not only for Dartmouth but also for American cross country skiers because all too often the title goes to nordic imports on scholarship at the western universities. The men’s cross country team has been extremely strong of late. Both Mike Sinnott ’07 and Ben True ’08 (who has taken the winter off to train with Sinnott in Idaho) were standouts, are current members of the U.S. under 23 team, and possible members of a future Olympic team. Congratulations.

UPDATE: I received a blitz from the team’s director of communications, who notes that the other two Dartmouth skiers competing in Bozeman are Nils Koons ’11 and Patrick O’Brien ’10. The youth of the team bodes well for the future. Here is his article on today. He also sent along a picture of Randall from this year’s Winter Carnival: