Rumford, ME: Emma Charles, skiing for the Farmington Area Ski Team (FAST), completed the 2017 Jr. Sassi 3K Classical Race at Black Mountain Ski Resort in 11:27.4 to win the gold on beautiful conditions January 28, 2017. Finishing in the second spot was Eliza Skillings of Maine Coast with a time of 11:35.7. Taking the bronze was Charles teammate Bridget Reusch, who completed the race in 12:02.3. Other top finishers were Portland's Sierra Clark, Central Maine Ski Club's Cloe Sisson, Ella Raymond (Portland), Zuzia Varney (Portland), FAST's Moriah Reusch, Mia Digiralomo (CMSC), and Brynne Robbins of Farmington.
In the team scoring, it was FAST taking the top spot with an impressive team score of 22 points. They were followed by CMSC with 45 points while Portland came in third with 60 points.
In the boys' competition, it was Farmington's Jackson Joyce taking the top podium position with a time of 11:20.1. He was followed by Portland's Ben Horrisberger, who skied to a tune of 11:24.1. Nate Livingood of Falmouth grabbed the final medal position with a time of 11:31.8. Rounding out the top 10 were Telstar's Eli Shifrin, Mountain Valley's Aaron Labrash, Gray-New Gloucester's William Maines, Deven Edge of Auburn, Jayshaun Wright of Mtn. Valley, Telstar's Dylan Greenberg, and Burke Macleay of CMSC.
Top boys team honors went to Auburn with 56 points. Central Maine Ski Club was second with 84 points with Telstar taking third place with 75 points.
River Valley Graphics photos are available here.