The Chisholm Ski Club and Black Mountain of Maine hosted a High School 5K Nordic Freestyle Race on January 17th. Dylan Thombs of Monmouth Academy led all boy skaters with a time of 15:33.4 to take top honors. Zack Tannebaum of Edward Little High School took the silver with a time of 15:58.2 while Tom Faraday of Mt. Abram High School came in third finishing in 16:24.6. Mountain Valley Falcon Conner Woods came in fourth (17:38.4), while Ethan Cantin and Michael Chow of Dirigo High School finished fifth and sixth. B
In the girls division, prerace favorite Emma Houston of Mt. Abram captured the gold with a time of 20:02.3. Monmouth Academy Mustang Becki Bryant's time of 20:37.4 was the second fastest for the girls. The Dirigo Cougars took the next three positions with Silvia Lutick finishing ahead of teammates Krystal Blood and Natalie Bolduc. Jordyn Mann of Monmouth Academy came in sixth.