Maine High School Shootout
February 25, 2018
Race has been pushed back one day due to rescheduling of State HS Alpine meet
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Race Date: February 24, 2018
Host: Black Mountain of Maine
Event: Giant Slalom & Slalom
Start Time: 0900hrs (9:00am)
Milan Kubala of Stowe, Vt. captured the inaugural Black Midwinter SkiMo Classic at Black Mountain on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The event, which was part of the Winterfest Weekend, involves strapping climbing skins on skis to climb up the mountain before removing them to ski back down. Kubala, who was competing in a group of 5 skiers in the USSMA Certification Division, completed the 4 laps in 1:29:10,8 to capture the gold. Alton, New Hampshire's Josh Flanagan edged out Abraham Meyehofer of Weare, NH. Flanagan's time of 1:35:16.9 was about 6 seconds ahead of Meyehofer, who finished in 1:35:22.7.
David Herr of Canaan, Vt. outdistanced 12 marathoners to capture the championship in the 6th Annual John Roderick Marathon at Black Mountain of Maine on February 3rd. In the women's competition, Alison Chase of Orono, ME completed the 50K course in 2:59:43.6 to capture gold For more information, click here.
Yarmouth High School Senior Sophia Laukli took on the Sassi 5K Women's Classical and a field of 152 skiers and scorched the course, crossing the finish line in :14:25.7 to win the gold medal at Black Mountain of Maine on January 27th. Laukli's time was nearly one minute faster than the next competitor. Taking the silver was Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast Waldorf Academy with a time of :15:25.0. Winning the bronze was Jenny Wilbraham of Morse HS in Bath with a time of :15:58.4. The race on the John Roderick Trail System was the first using the Chisholm Ski Club's new track setter. It was the third race of the day, with the Jr. Sassi 3K taking place earlier in the morning, and the tracks set up well and lasted through the last racer of the day.
Classical or Freestyle, it doesn't seem to matter much to Farmington's Emma Charles. She continues to have success at the John Roderick Trail System at Black Mountain, skiing the Jr. Sassi 3K in :10:14.4 to capture 1st place on January 27th. It was the second victory for Charles on the storied trails in Rumford, having won the Chisholm Challenge 3K freestyle on January 15th. Zuzia Varney of Portland had the second fastest time, finishing the course in :11:06.1. Farmington Area Ski Team took the next four spots with Brynne Robbins grabbing the bronze medal with a time of :11:29.3. She was followed by teammates Kamryn Joyce (:11:41.7), Bridget Reusch (:11:46.7), and Moriah Reusch (:11:48.5). Also finishing in the top ten were Frannie Freeman and Meribel Collin or Portland, Sanja Hirsch of Maranacook, and Naomi McGadney of Central Maine Ski Club.
University of Maine Farmington's Matt Reid chased down teammate Thomas Wing to win the Men's UMF 7.5k freestyle race at Black Mountain on January 21st. Reid's time of 21:24.8 was about 4 seconds faster than Wing, who finished second. Jorday Fried of UMF came in third with a time of 21:37.1.
Mia Corcoran, skiing for Chisholm Ski Club race team, captured the gold medal in the Black Mountain Giant Slalom race held on January 20th. Corcoran bested the rest of the field with times of :36.92 and :35.49. Nya Wolf, representing Sugarloaf Area Ski Team, finished 2nd while Katie Yeaton of the Farmington Area Ski Team captured the bronze. Other top finishers were Madison Papianou of Mountain Valley Middle School, Hannah McMillan of Rangeley, and Sadie McDonough of FAST.
In the boys race, Sam Sherwood of Scarborough had the fastest two-run total of 1:07.27 to take the gold medal. Farmington's Josh Smith, last week's winner of the Chisholm Challenge Skimeister Award, garnered the silver medal (1:09.47) while Killian Marsh of Scarborough earned the final podium position with a 1:11.07 two-run total. Rounding out the top six for the boys were Tyler Smith of Auburn, Charlie Pye of Rangeley, and Spruce Mountain's Reece Davis. Congratulations to all of the skiers.