It was a tough day of waxing on the John Roderick Trail System at Black Mountain of Maine as high school and U16 skiers vied for a chance to represent Maine at the Eastern High School Championships and U16 Championships later this month. Skiing on an abundance of new snow, the morning featured a 5k Classical race, followed by a 2.5k Freestyle Pursuit.
In the men’s competition, Benjamin Condit of Edward Little High School was the top finisher in the High School division, completing the 5k in 15:48 and the 2.5k pursuit in 7:36.3 for a total time of 23:24.3. In second place was Eli Shifrin of Gould Academy (23:43.3) with third place taken by Isaac Seeker of Falmouth HS with a combined time of 23:51.2.
Mt. Blue High School’s Henri McCourt was to top competitor in the combined HS and U16 division, having the fastest time in that division in the 5k, finishing the course in 16:06 and also the 2.5k, completing that race in 7:37.5. McCourt’s teammate Grayson Hoeft was second with a 17:01 in the 5k and 8:05.5 in the pursuit. Becket Cote of Messalonskee was third with times of 17:30 and 8:03.3.
In the boys U16, Alden Reardon of Fort Kent was tops with times of 16:49 and 8:11.17. Jacob Dening of Leavitt was second with times of 18:198:36.0. In third was Fryeburg’s Owen Reinbach with times of 18:30 and 9:35.6.
In the women’s high school competition, Ruth White of Orono had the fastest time in the 5k and held on to with the pursuit for a total time of 26:48.5. Kayley Bell of Caribou HS closed the gap on White with a 8:45.0 Freestyle to finish with a 27:12.0. Third place went to Annabelle Brooks of Cheverus (27:30.0).
In both EHSC and U16, Nora McCourt of Mt. Blue was tops with a combined score of 27:49.2. Second place went to Reed Proscia of Freeport (31:05.5) with Leavitt’s Jade Haylock in third (31:54.6)
It the strickly U16 division, Rowan Tanguay of Fort Kent came in first with a total time of 30:23.8, followed by Lucy Fullerton on Traip Academy at 30:54.9. Third place went to Madelyn Herman of York with a combined time of 32:00.2.
The U16 championship will take place at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center in Fort Kent, Maine on March 17-19. The High School EHS Championships will take place at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vermont on March 10-12. These races will feature teams from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York.
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Broomhall EHSC & U16 Nordic Qualifier
MARCH 5, 2023
BLACK MOUNTAIN OF MAINE
39 GLOVER ROAD
RUMFORD, MAINE 04276
SCHEDULE (revised 2/27/2023)
8:00 Course open for inspection
8:45 Registration opens
10:00 Boy's Classical 5K interval start
11:30 Girl's Classical 5K interval start
12:30 Course closed for grooming
12:45 Course open for inspection
12:45 Bib pick up for Pursuit race
1:30 Boy's Freestyle 2.5K Pursuit Start
2:15 Girl's Freestyle 2.5K Pursuit Start
3:00 Team announcement in Nordic Stadium
3:30 Team member sign up in Competition Center
EVENT: 5km CLASSICAL 15 second interval start
2.5km FREESTYLE Pursuit start
AWARDS: Maine team announcement will be approx. 3:00 pm in the Stadium.
COACHES MEETING: Virtual – www.mainehighschoolskiing.com
WAX TESTING: Wax testing allowed on the course. Everyone must ski in the direction of the racecourse.
COURSE Spectators and coaches are welcome out on the side of the course during race.
MOVEMENT: Coaches must be wearing a coach’s bib. All others will require a nordic pass. All skiers must travel in the direction of the race course at all times.
REGISTRATION: Entry fee $27.00 per athlete. ($30 day of race) Two coaches comp passes per team. (Aroostook County athletes have a $2 off discount)
Make checks payable to: CHISHOLM SKI CLUB
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: March 3, 2023 by 5 PM. DOB REQUIRED FOR EACH ATHLETE
No change to start order on race day.
Day of Race registration available.
(U16 – born 2007 or 2008)
RESULTS: Copies of the official results will be made available in race headquarters shortly after the race protest period. Results will also be posted on our web site.
MAINE TEAM SELECTION: Maine team will be chosen from the day’s race results: Selection will be made and announced at the awards ceremony. Those named to the team must be prepared to pay the team leader if intending to go.
This is a chance for Skiers in grades 8 to 12 from across the State to come together in a great event with a course and venue prepared to a National level.