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Leah Ruck of Orono High School captured the individual 2020 Mountain Valley Conference Freestyle Championship at Black Mountain of Maine on February 5th, completing the 5k course in 17:10.8. The Red Riots are an associate member of the MVC during the ski season. Sam Allen of Winthrop was second to cross the finish line with a time of 17:29.6. Third place went to Mt. Abram's Emily Kidd, finishing in 17:45.7. Completing the top six finishers were Ruck's teamate Megan Gerbi, Winthrop's Maya Deming, and Mila Long-Frost of Mt. Abram HS.
In the MVC boys 5k freestyle, First to skate across the finish was Alex Hemingway of Mt. Abram, who completed the fast course in 13:14.2, the become the 2020 MVC Freestyle Champion. His winning time was 13:14.2. His teammate Cam Walters took second place, finishing in 13:52.9. Spruce Mountain's Abrahm Geisinger was third, crossing the line in 13:59.1.
Originally scheduled as a classical mass start race, the technique was changed to a skate race due to the fact that the course, which had adequate cover, was too hard to set a track. Championships continue on Saturday, February 8th at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington with the 5k Classical Pursuit.
The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Skiing Championships began at Black Mountain on February 5th with the Giant Slalom Competition. Taylor Gordon of Mt. Blue High School was the fastest girl in the league competition. Her winning combined time was 1:47.85. Anna Baldwin of Hampden Academy came in second with a time of 1:52.05. Third place went to Oxford Hills HS sophomore Liz Dieterich, whose combined time was 1:53.14. Also finishing in the top six were Jordan Cummings of Edward Little High School, Mazie Gordon of Mt. Blue, and Anna Erb of Maranacook High School.
In the boys' competition, Colby Vandecker of Oxford Hills became the 2020 KVAC Giant Slalom Champion with a winning combined time of 1:39.58.. Mt. Blue's Eli Yeaton came in second with a time of 1:40.32. Sam McKee of Maranacook HS was the third fastest on the day with a combine score of 1:44.02. Rounding out the top six were Jake Mills of Oxford Hills HS, Caellen Robert of Camden Hills HS, and the Red Eddies Connor Brann.
The KVAC Alpine Championships are schedule to conclude on Saturday at Titcomb Mtn with the slalom compepition.
Day 1 of the Mountain Valley Conference Skiing Championships kicked off at Black Mountain on February 5th with the Giant Slalom Competition. In the Women's MVC races, Abbey Landry of Telstar skied to a first place finish with a winning two-run-time of 1:48.14. Spruce Mountain's Baily Coates took second with 2:03.61. Taking third place was Bristol Quimby of Rangeley High School (1:56.79). Rangeley competes in the Mountan Valley Conference as an associate member. Rounding out the top six finishers were Adria Plourde of Spruce Mountain, Alice Mackay of Mt. Abram HS, and Maddy Papianou of Mountain Valley High School.
In the Men's competition, Charlie Pye of Rangeley won with a time of 2:03.61. Jack Gilbert of Spruce Mountain came in second with a score of 2:04.48. Third place went to Mt. Abram's Sullivan Bulter, who was right behind Gilbert with a two-run total of 2:04.52. Other top six finishers were Brandon Coates of Spruce Mountain and Mountain Valley's Aaron Labrash and Sebin Heemskerk.
Competition shifts to Titcomb Mountain in Farmington for Day 2 of competition on Saturday, February 8th.
Taylor Gordon of Mt. Blue was victorious in the Black Mountain Woman’s Giant Slalom on January 31st. Gordon had runs of 57.17 and 57.69 for a total of 1:54.86 to capture the gold. Edward Little High School Senior Miranda Chadbourne took second place with a two-run total of 2:01.35. Katie Ide of Maranacook HS took third with a total of 2:03.88. Other top six finishers were Jordan Cummings of Edward Little, Dana Reynolds of Maranacook, and Cortney Larson of Edward Little.
In the boys race, Mt. Blue took all three podium spots with Eli Yeaton taking the gold with a two-run total of 1:53.29. Teammate Josh Smith took second with a total time of 1:54.14. In third was Jake Kearing, who had a total of 1:54.60. Rounding out the top six were Quinn Breen of John Bapst, Miles Lambke of Skowhegan, and Jacob Tyler of John Bapst.
This race served as a tuneup for next weeks Mountain Valley and Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Championships.
The weather conditions made waxing a challenge for coaches at the 2020 Sassi Memorial 5k Classical race at Black Mountain on January 25th. Warm temperatures and a passing snowstorm added to the excitement of the race. In the end, it was Eva Clement of Falmouth High School winning the girls race with a time of 16:50.4. Brynne Robbins of Mt. Blue crossed the finish line second at 17:26.9. Also striding to a podium finish was Deering High School's Megan Cunningham, who completed the course in 17:26.6.
In the boys race, which featured 176 skiers, Carter McPhedran of Maranacook HS won the gold, finishing in 14:12.3. He was followed by William Jordan of Deering HS, who skied the course in 14:46.5. Finishing in third place was Liam Niles of Portland with a time of 14:48.1.
Nora McCourt opened up the historic Sassi Races with a victory in Junior Sassi 3k Classical. McCourt, who skies for Farmington Area Ski Team, crossed the finish line in 11:43.8 to capture the gold. Winning the silver medal was Katharine Garcia, representing Auburn Middle School, with a time of 11:57.4. McCourt's teammate, Natalie McCarthy finished third with a time of 12:16.3.
The boys race followed the girls, and Auburn's Ellis Slover won his second race at Black Mountain, taking first place with a time of 9:26.4. Slover earlier this month captured the 3k Chisholm Challenge, and today cutnealy a minute and a half off that winning time of 10:54.8. Taking silver was Lucas Newsom on Central Maine Ski Club with a 9:53.0 time. The bronze was won by Beckett Cote, also of CMSC, who finished with a thime of 10:02.0.
In the first Nordic race of the season, Nora McCourt of the Farmington Area Ski Team was the fastest skier, completing the Chisholm Challenge 3k Classical race in 12:49.9. Second place went to McCourt’s teammate Natalie McCarthy, who crossed the finish line in 13:32.7. The final podium spot was won by Katharine Garcia of Auburn Middle School with a time of 13:59.5.
In the boys race, Ellis Slover of AMS garnished the gold medal, finishing in 10:54.8, nearly 2 minutes ahead of the next competitor. The silver medal went to Farmington Area’s Henri McCourt, who strided the course in 12:40.6. Ben Hilton of FAST grabbed the bronze with a time of 13:42.6.
This race featured a new configuration for the John Roderick Trail System at Black Mountain. The young skiers handled the extended downhill beautifully, with only a couple of spills. This race served as a good tune up for Saturday’s Junior Sassi 3k Classical.