Despite overnight and early morning rains and heavy winds. Black Mountain was able to complete the MPA Class A Alpine Championships on February 18th. Because of the adverse conditions, the jury made the wise decision to just hold one run each of boys and girls slalom.
For the girls, Sarah Hare of Windham captured the state championship with a run of 48:94. Right behind her was Falmouth's Celia Geci with a time of 49.61. Taking the final podium spot was Elizabeth Dieterich of Oxford Hills HS with a time of 50.06. Fourth place went to Ruth Weeks of Greely, who complete the course in 51.71. Sadie McDonough of Mt. Blue came in fifth with a time of 52.58. With a run of 53.07, Vivian Cormier of Mt. Blue captured sixth place. Rounding out the top six were Katie Yeaton of Mt. Blue (53.41), Lydia Phipps of Marshwood (54.97) and Cherverus High School's Maddie Marcisso (54.99).
The Mt. Blue Girls captured the team alpine championship with a total of 1537 points. Freeport/Brunswick came in second with a score of 1429. Also during the awards ceremony, the Gorham HS girls were awarded the MPA Good Sportsmanship Award.
In the boys competition, Falmouth's Andrew Christie added to his GS Championship on Thursday by having
the best run in the slalom to claim the state title. Christie completed the difficult course in 43.84. Taking the silver with a time of 44.39 was Josh Smith of Mt. Blue. Winning the bronze with a time of 45.56 was Tim Teguis of Kennebunkport. Fourth place went to Nick Bancroft of Oxford Hills with a time of 46.42. In fifth place was Caleb Labbe of Falmouth with a run of 48.06.
Sixth place was won by Evan O'Donnell of Edward Little HS with a time of 48.13. Finishing in seventh place was Robert Strong of Freeport/Brunswick with a time of 48.69. Other top ten finishers were Ansel Goode of Freeport/Brunswick (48.79) and Camden Hills' Brit Lafiura, who completed the run in 48.89.
The Freeport/Brunswick team, with a score of 1,491 points, captured the State Alpine Championship. Garnering second place was Mt. Blue with 1,483 points.
The Skowhegan boys were awarded the MPA Good Sportsmanship banner.
Sorry, I didn't get the girls slalom run. Podium photos are free to download.