Sophie Caldwell (SMS '08) finishes sixth in Olympic women's sprint

Sophie Caldwell, alumna of Stratton Mountain School class of 2008, and member of the SMS T2 Team, took home 6th place in the women's individual Olympic sprint in Sochi today. This is the best American woman's finish in the individual sprint ever. This is Sophie's first Olympics and first year on the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team B-Team.

On Dec. 31, 2013, Sophie skied to a career-best sixth place in the World Cup Sprint final in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. On Jan. 18, 2014, Sophie finished seventh place in the World Cup Sprint final in Szklarska Poreba, Poland and is now currently ranked 10th in the world for Sprint World Cup points, and 25th overall. On Jan. 12, Sophie finished the Team Sprint in 6th in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.

After graduating from SMS, Sophie went on to ski for the Dartmouth Ski Team, became a five-time All-American and graduated in 2012. Sophie went on to ski at the highest international levels in the 2012-13 season, and proved that she was up for the challenge, earning 14th in her two, first World Cups in Canada (individual Sprint and Team Sprint). At World Championships last season, Sophie earned a phenomenal 20th in the Sprint. At U.S. Championships, she finished second in the Sprint, and at U23 World Championships, she finished 9th in the Sprint.


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