Roy Varney of Leavitt captured gold in the 2019 Sassi Memorial 5k Classical at Black Mountain of Maine on the afternoon of January 26th. The Hornet Skier won the largest high school ski race in the state with a time of 13:36.2. Despite the heavy rains two days prior to race day, the tracks were in excellent condition that held up well despite the large field of skiers in the Sassi and it's younger version, the Jr. Sassi, which was held in the morning. Taking the silver was Maranacook High School's Carter McPhedran, who crossed the finish line in 13:49.8. Carter's teammate Gabe Fine grabbed the final podium spot with a time of 13:54.8. Other strong finishers were Ethan Livingood of Falmouth, Sam Smith of Mt. Blue, and Dom Giampietro of Mt. Blue.
In the women's race, Freshman Emma Charles of Mt. Blue topped a field of 140 skiers with a winning time of 15:27.0. Right behind Charles was Emily Gerencer of St. Doms, who finished with a time of 15:30.3. Lily Horne of Freeport grabbed the bronze with a time of 16:28.5. Other notable finishers were Gould Academy's Lilo Bean, Portland Nordic's Grace Tumavicus, and Jaidyn Negley of the Leavitt Hornets.
CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL
JANUARY 26, 2019
BLACK MOUNTAIN OF MAINE
39 GLOVER ROAD
RUMFORD, MAINE 04276
|START TIME||11:00 am MEN
1:00 pm (Approximate) WOMEN
|EVENT:||5km CLASSICAL 15 second interval start|
|SEEDING:||Coaches to seed skiers as they deem.|
|AWARDS:||Awards will be at approximately 3:15 pm in the Stadium. Racers must be present to win the bib draws.|
|COACHES MEETING:||9:15 am in the first floor of the timing building (optional).|
|WAX TESTING:||Wax testing allowed on the course up to 15 minutes before the start. Everyone must ski in the direction of the race course.|
|COURSE MOVEMENT:||Spectators and coaches are welcome out on the side of the course during race.
Coaches must be wearing a coach’s bib. All others will require a nordic pass.
Skiers must travel in the direction of the race course at all times.
|REGISTRATION:||Entry fee $12.00 per athlete. Two coaches comp passes per team.
Make checks payable to:
|BIB PICK-UP:||Bib pick-up will be in race headquarters upon arrival at Black Mountain. Race headquarters opens at 8:45am. Please return unused bibs prior to the start of the race. $50.00 fee charged for any lost bib.|
|ENTRY DEADLINE:||January 23, 2019 by 5 PM.
No change to start order on race day.
Tel: 207-357-8844 Cell
|RESULTS:||Copies of the official results will be made available in race headquarters shortly after the race protest period. Visit our web site https://www.chisholmskiclub.org/index.php/sassi-5k-classical-1-26-19 for race results as well.|
This is a chance for Skiers in grades 12 and under from across the State to come together in one great event with a course and venue prepared to a National level. This is the premier event of the season and a great preparation for the State Nordic meet.