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The Mt. Blue women captured the 2021 KVAC Alpine Championship on March 4th at Black Mountain. In the slalom, Oxford Hills' Liz Dieterich came in first with runs of 50.69 and 50.66 for a 1:41.35 two-run total. Second place went to Anna Erb of Maranacook, whose total time was 1:44.74. Finishing in third place was Courtney Larson of Edward Little, who had a total time of 1:44.91. Rounding out positions 4-6 were Bella Devivo of Oxford Hills (1:45.95), Sadie McDonough of Mt. Blue (1:46.24), and Camden Hills' Abigail Williams (1:49.43).
In the afternoon slalom event, the women battled wind gusts, Dieterich was again the fastest skier with runs of 50:61 and 48.38 for a total of 1:38.99. Larson moved up a spot to take second place, finishing her two runs at 1:42.83. Katie Yeaton of Mt. Blue took third with a 1:43.89 time. Also finishing in the top six were Devivo (1:44.77), McDonough (1:45.36) and Camden's Lily Stowe.
Fnishing with top team scores were Mt. Blue with 1,542 points, Maranacook at 1,488 points and Camden Hills with 1, 483.
The KVAC men will hold their alpine championship at Black Mountain on Tuesday, March 11th.
The Rangeley women's alpine team, skiing as an associate member of the Mountain Valley Conference, captured the 2021 MVC Alpine Championship at Black Mountain on March 3rd. In the Giant Slalom, the individual champion was Mountain Valley's Jaden Boulanger with runs of 58.80 and 58.50 for a two-run total of 1:57.50. Rangeley depth was the deciding factor in the team championship. The Lakers' Ameila Stokes finished second with a total time of 2:00.46. Third place went to Gabbie Gallant of Mountain Valley at 2:00.66, but she was the final Falcon scorer.
Rangeley took the next 3 scoring positions, with Bristol Quimby (2:01.30), Mya Laliberte (2:03.45), and Breezy Quimby (2:04.23) finishing 4,5, and 6 respectively.
In the afternoon, the attention turned to the slalom event, with 5 of the top 6 finishes belonging to Rangeley. Breezy Quimby captured the gold with times of 47.20 and 47/98 for a two-run total of 1:35.18. Her teammates Amelia Stokes (1:37.39) and Jutumn Williams (1:38.38) captured the silver and bronze. Rounding out the top 6 were Gabbie Gallant (1:47.08), Mya Laliberte (1:47.46), and Jaxyson Haley (1:51.06) of Rangenley.
The team scoring had Rangeley at the top with 1,580.0 points, Mountain Valley with 595.0 points, Mt. Abram with 578.0, and Spruce Mountain with 383.0.
In the men's Giant Slalom, Mountain Valley HS again had the individual champion with Nate Gallant recording times of 58.03 and 59.84 for the 1:57.87 two-run total. Fellow Falcon Joel Tardiff finished in second place with a total time of 2:01.05. The 3rd spot went to Daxxton Williams of Rangeley with a total of 2:07.30. Spruce Mountain's lone male skier, Jack Gilbert, took 4th place with a 2:08.85. Rangeley's Tucker MacFawn came in 5th with a score of 2:10.60. Mt. Abram then took 5 of the next 6 spots with Tre Pease, Ian Allen, Aden Richards, and Sulley Butler all scoring for the Roadrunners.
In the slalom event, Rangeley's Charlie Pye bounced back with a gold medal effort to record times of 46;43 and 48.25 for the total of 1:34.68. Teammate Sully Butler was second with a two-run total of 1:42.45. 3rd place went to Nate Gallant with a 1:42.89 total. Other top 6 finishers were Daxxton Williams (1:44.16), Tre Pease (1:44.30), and Joel Tardif (1:50.43).
Once again depth and consistant skiing proved to be the deciding factor as Mt. Abram captured the Men's Alpine Championship with 1,551.0 points. Second place went ot Mountain Valley with 1,179.0 points. Rangeley finished in 3rd place with 1,170.4 points, with Spruce Mountain rounding out the scoring with 389.0 points.
The Nordic teams will continue the competition at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center on Tuesday, March 9th.
Rumford: Abigail Landry of Telstar High School captured women's Class B Slalom Gold with runs of 45.53 and 46.39 for a total of 1:31.92. Giant Slalom champion Eleanor Donahue of Yarmouth HS took second place with a total time of 1:33.05. Third place was won by Anya Monson of Cape Elizabeth HS with a total of 1:33.55.
In the men's Slalom, sophomore Tiernan Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth HS won the state championship with times of 41.23 and 41.69 for a total of 1:22.92. Lathrop's older brother Killian, who captured the GS title the day before, came in second place with a total time of 1:23.33. Climbing the final podium position was Logan Davis of Lake Region High School with a total time of 1:23.44.
In the team results, it was the Maranacook women and men sweeping the Class B Alpine Championships. The girls has a team total of 1,506 points. Second place went to Fort Kent HS with 1,498 points. Taking third place was the Cape Elizabeth Capers with 1,473 points.
The Black Bear men won the 2020 title with a total of 1,475 points. Second place went to Lake Region HS with 1,450 points. Taking third place was Yarmouth HS with 1,445 points.
Maranacook girls and Fort Kent boys lead Class B Alpine after Day 1
Rumford: Eleanor Donahue of Yarmouth High School won the Women's Class B State Title in the Giant Slalom at Black Mountain in Rumford on February 19th. Donahue had times of 54.58 and 56.51 for a two-run total of 1:51.09 on the 33 gate course to take the gold. Second place went to Anya Monson of Cape Elizabeth HS with a combined time of 1:53.00. Monson's teammate Dana Schwartz took the final podium position with a combined time of 1:54.43.
In the men's race, Killian Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth HS won the Class B GS Championship with times of 52.79 and 52.60 for a two-run total of 1:45.39. The silver medal was won by his teammate Tiernan Lathop with a combined time of 1:47.23. Wisdom High School's Sam Roy took the bronze with a combined total of 1:47.41.
In team results, the Maranacook women hold the lead over the Owls of Fort Kent, 765 to 748. Cape Elizabeth is in third with 743 points. The Fort Kent men are in first place after day 1 with a team score of 753. In second place is Yarmouth HS with 731 points. Standing in third with 717 points is Maranacook HS.
Competition continues on Thursday with the Women's slalom scheduled for a 9:00 start. Click here for complete results
Kassandra Nelson, skiing for the University of Presque Isle, won the women's 10 Classical Race at the 8th Annual John Roderick Marathon at historic Black Mountain of Maine on February 15, 2020. Neson completed the two laps in 41:14.t to capture the gold. Taking the silver was Nelson's teammate Leinani Farnsworth with a time of 41:51.5. The bronze medal went to Mullein Francis of the University of Maine Farmington in 48:18.8.
In the Women's 10k Freestyle race, Amy Gunn of Black Water Henniker crossed the finish line in 38:32.9 to take top honors. Second place went to Cipperly good of Northwest Vermont with a time of 49:23.0.
The Men's 10k Classical was won by Conner Nilsen of UMPI by striding across the finish in 31:10.3. Isaiah Reid of UMF took the silver with a time of 31:15.9, while Jason Labbee of UMF took the last podium spot with a time of 32:44.5.
The 10k Men's Freestyle race was won by Charlie Gunn in 31:49.3.
Several racers also competed in the 5-lap 25k race. In the women's Freestyle, Molly Siegel of nearby Bethel, Maine won the gold with a time of 1:33:07.6. The silver medal was won by Charlotte Gross of Agamenticus Dover with a time of 1:35:41.0. The bronze medal winner was Carole Clermont of Hermenegile, Quebec with a time of 1:39:56.0.
In the Men's 25k Classical, Mark Lena won the gold.
Albans, Vermont's Tyler Magnan won the Freestyle 25k men's division with a time of 1:17.01. Right behind his was Nathan Moreau of Portland capture the silver in 1:18.25.7. Third place went to Dennis Page of Enfield, NH with a time of 1:21:28.4.
Rumford, Maine: The University of Vermont Catamounts’ Ben Ogden skated the soft snow at Black Mountain in 23:02.0 to win the Men’s Bates Carnival 10k Freestyle race. Ogden, who finished second on the Day 1 20k Classical, won the gold by outdistancing Peter Wolter, who finished the course in 23:09.5 for Middlebury College.
Karl Schulz of the University of Vermont took home the bronze medal, crossing the line in 23:17.2. Vermont’s Bill Harmeyer continued his strong skiing with a 23:34.4 time to take fourth. Scott Schulz, skiing for the University of New Hampshire, had a time of 23:37.4, which was good enough for fifth place. The sixth place finisher was Finn O’Connell, completing the loop in 23:40.6.he t
Other skiers who placed in the top 10 were the 20K Classical winner Rémi Drolet, Bowdoin College’s Elliot Ketchel, Isaac Freitas-Eagan of Williams College, and Bowdoin’s Peter Moore.
Congratulations to all the men skiers for outstanding skiing and sportsmanship throughout the Bates Carnival.
For Complete results, CLICK HERE.
Race Photos are by RVG Photos.
Rumford, Maine: In Day 2 of the Bates Carnival, Alexandra Lawson, skiing for Middlebury College, captured the women’s 5k Nordic Classical gold medal with a time of 12:43.5. The silver went to her teammate Sophia Laukli, who finished the race in 12: 58.6. The final podium spot went to the University of Vermont’s Margie freed, with a time of 13:14.3.
Middlebury’s Annika Landis took fourth Place with a time of 13:14.8. Fifth Place went to.Dartmouth College’s Abigail Drach, who skated across the finish line in 13:15.2. Jacquelyn Garso, skiing for St. Lawrence University, came in sixth with a time of 13:18.3.
Completing the top ten were Lucy Anderson of UNH, Evelina Sutro of Vermont, and teammates Lauren Jortberg and Molly Gellert of Dartmouth.
Congratulation to all the women for two great days of skiing competition.
For complete results, CLICK HERE.
Race Photos are by RVG Photos.