Stratton Mountain School Alumna is 6th in Olympic Event
Sophie Caldwell, alumna of Stratton Mountain School class of 2008, and member of the SMS T2 Team, took home sixth 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 December 31, 2013, Caldwell skied to a career-best sixth place in the World Cup Sprint final in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. On January 18, 2014, she finished seventh place in the World Cup Sprint final in Szklarska Poreba, Poland and is now currently ranked tenth in the world for Sprint World Cup points, and 25th overall. On January 12, Caldwell finished the Team Sprint in sixth in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. After graduating from Stratton Mountain School, Caldwell went on to ski for the Dartmouth Ski Team, became a five-time All-American and graduated in 2012. She 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 first two World Cups in Canada (individual Sprint and Team Sprint). At World Championships last season, she earned a phenomenal 20th in the Sprint. At U.S. Championships, she finished second in the Sprint, and at U23 World Championships, she finished ninth in the Sprint.