2018 PyeongChang OlympicsPeru's Sophie Caldwell qualifies for Cross-Country squad

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MANCHESTER — Northshire native Sophie Caldwell has qualified for the upcoming PyeongChang Olympics that start next month.

Caldwell, from Peru, was one of three American skiers to qualify for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Cross-Country ski team so far based on their World Cup results.

The other two qualifiers are Sadie Bjornsen and Jessie Diggins. All three competed for the U.S. at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Four Vermonters have qualified so far for the Games.

To qualify, Caldwell, a skier from Stratton Mountain School, had to finish at least eighth in any of the sprint classics, the 10K free or skiathlons, according to the Team USA website.

Caldwell placed eighth in the sprint classic at the Ruka World Cup in Finland on Nov. 24.

The Olympics' opening ceremony is scheduled for February 8.


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