Leavitt High School's Roy Varney took the gold medal in the 2018 Maine Class A Men's 5k Classical race at Black Mountain on February 22. Roy Varney classical AVarney completed the two-lap course in :15:53.1. Finishing in second place was Liam Niles of Portland HS, who finished in :15:54.5. Grabbing the final podium spot was Peter Jorday of Deering HS, who crossed the finish line at :16:32.6.

Team scores have the Mt. Blue boys with a comfortable lead over Leavitt and Falmouth.

In the women's comtetition, it was Jennifer Wilbraham of Morse taking top honors, finishing the course with a time of :18:46.4. Grace Tumavicus of Deering took the silver medal with a time of :19:15.8. Mt. Blue's Emma Charles took the bronze medal with a finish of :19:37.8.

Jennifer Wilbraham classical aThe Fryeburg girls have the lead over Deering after this first day of competition.

Races continue tomorrow with the 5k Freestyle pursuit. Races start at 9:00 am with the men going out first.

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mt blue 2018 class A boys nordic champions

The Mt. Blue boys captured the 2018 MPA Class A Nordic Championship on Black Mountain's  John Roderick Trail System on February 23rd. This year's event featured a Nordic pursuit race, which was the first of its kind for the state championships. The Cougars finished with 40 points, while runners up Falmouth HS finished second with 57 points. 

The individual winner of the men's pursuit race was Portland High School sophomore Liam Niles. Niles started the race just one second behind the Classical Champion Roy Varney of Leavitt and passed him during the first of two laps on the 2.5k course. Varney finished second in the pursuit, followed by Deering High School's Peter Jordan. 

The Freestyle race gold medalist was Ethan Livingwood of Falmouth, who skated the course in :13:39.2. Taking the silver medal was Jordan, who crossed the finish line in :13:40.8. Winning the bronze medal was Alfie Walker of Fryeburg Academy with a tiem of :13:56.6.

In the women's competition, the Fryeburg Academy ladies edged the Deering Rams, 38-39 to win the Class A Nordic Championship. 

fryeburg 2018 class A girls nordic champions

 
The pursuit champion was Morse High School Junior Jen Wilbraham. Wilbraham was the first out of the stadium due to her gold medal finish in Day 1's Classical race. Finishing second to Wilbraham was Emily Carty of Fryeburg, while Freshman Eva Clement of Falmouth HS finished third.
 
The gold medalist in the Freestyle race was Carty, with Clement taking the silver and Wilbraham the bronze.

mpa colored logoChisholm Ski Club and Black Mountain Ski Resort will be hosting this season's Maine Principals Association State Class A Nordic Ski Championships. The Classical races will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 followed by the Freestyle races on Friday the 23rd.

MEMO TO COACHES

The MPA Class A State Alpine Championship Schedule has been adjusted due to this week's weather conditions. The times for Day 1 at Mt. Abram have been revised, and Day 2 has been moved to Black Mountain of Maine.

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2018 MAINE PRINCIPALS’ ASSOCIATION

 

mpa colored logoSKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE REVISED 2/20/18

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Start times may be altered only by the Jury.

All coaches will be notified as events are changed or updated. Because of the weather, Thursday's races will use a two-lap, 2.5k course using the lap loop. The exact course will be announced after inspection and trail work in the morning.

DAY ONE:                        Thursday, February 22 -- Nordic Classical Competition

12:30 a.m.                                  Nordic Coaches’ meeting at Black Mountain, Rumford

2:00 p.m.                                    Girls’ Nordic Classical (Individual 15-Second Interval Start)

3:30 p.m.                                    Boys' Nordic Classical (Individual 15-Second Interval Start)

Nordic Classical Awards will be presented after the girls’ races.

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