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Thatcher Riley of Rangeley was the fastest skier in the Middle School boys giant slalom race at Black Mountain on Friday, February 19th. Thatcher had runs of 34.95 and 34.49 to win gold with his combined time of 1:09.44. Teammate Tristan Riley came in second with a two-run total of 1:10.72. Third place went to Orrin Slover, skiing for Auburn. Slover had a combined time of 1:12.35.
In the girls' race, Pheobe Bell, skiing for FAST, had runs of 35.22 and and 35.19 for a winning combined time of 1:10.41. Right behind her in second place was Adelle MacLeay of Rangeley who had a combined score of 1:10.92. Third place went to Madie Morton of FAST, who had a total time of 1:11.90.
Josua Smith, skiing for Mt. Blue HS, won the high school men's Black Mountain Slalom Race on February 18th with times of 42.93 and 43.92 for a two-run total of 1:26.85. Quinn Breen of John Bapst came in second, finishing the competition with a 1:26.96. Third place went to Jack Gilbert of Spruce Mountain, who had a two-run total of 1:33.05.
In the women's race, Jaden Boulanger captured gold with times of 47.03 and 49.24 for a combined 1:36.27 total. Edward Little's Courtney Larson grabbed the second spot with a two-run total of 1:37.78, while Sadie MacDonough of Mt. Blue took the final podium position with a 1:38.86 combined score.
Olivia Rand outskied a field of 19 skiers to take top honors in a women's High School Giant Slalom race at Black Mountain on February 12th. Rand, a junior who skis for John Bapst, had runs of 32..38 and 31.92 for a two-run total of 1:04.30. Taking second place was Rosie St. Cyr at 1:04.94. Jaden Boulanger took third with a 1:05.07. Rounding out the top six were Gabbie Gallant, Bella Devivo, and Courtney Larsen.
In the men's race, Jacob Tyler had times of 30.61 and 29.48 (1:00.09) to capture gold. Second place went to Mario Devivo with a combined time of 1:00.82. Connor Brann finished third with a 1:02.19 combined time. The next three spots were Nick Bancroft (1:02.44), Evan O'Donnell (1:03.88) and Jack Gilbert (1:05.16).
The Chisholm Ski Club and Black Mountain, in conjunction with Nonstop Nordic, hosted its first nodic race of the 2020-21 season on January 30th. The Classical style races were three in number, a 10k Citizens Race, a 5k High School Race, and a 3k Middle School Race.
Division winners in the Citizens Race were Kirsten Miller in the women's 18-29 age division. Miller, skiing for Colby Skiing, finished the 10k course on the Roderick Trail System with a time of 35:00.6. Pownal, Maine's Heather Liimikka won the women's 30-49 division, crossing the finish line in 46:20.4. Tracey Cote took the women's over 50 division in 38:26.7.
In the men's Citizen Race, Will Solow of Waterville captured gold in the 18-29 age division with a finish of 28:40.4. The 30-49 division winner was Justin Fereshetian of Sumner, Maine. His time was 31:15.4. Bruce Condit of Auburn was tops in the 50 and over division, finishing in 38:20.3.
At the completion of the 10k race, middle school skiers from around the state gathered in Broomhall Stadium for the start of the 3k race. Nora Condit of Auburn won the girls race, completing Scotty's 3066m course in 12:53.0. Second place went to Anneliese Collin of Portland with a time of 13:08.6. Lucy Fullerton of Kittery took third place with a time of 14:05.2.
In the boys Middle School Race, Tait Harvey of Cumberland won the gold with a 12:24.3 finish. Zeke Zelonish of Portland came in second with a 12:41.1 time and Auburn's Orrin Slover crossed the finish line in 13:15.6 to take third.
In the afternoon the competition returned to the Paul's 5k course, featuring the high school division skiers, divided into divisions of grades 9-10 and 11-12. The first girls' finisher in the freshman/sophomore division was Annabelle Brooks of Portland, who strided across the line in 17:57.2. Second and third places went to Bridget Reusch of Farmington and Elise Creagan of York.
The winner of the girls 11/12 grade division was familiar podium figure Emma Charles of Farmington, who completed the 4960m course in 15:57.5. Eliza Skillings of Gould Academy came in second at 17:18.3, while third place went to Brynne Robbins of Vienna with a time of 17:39.7.
In the high school boys race, Gould Academy's Eli Shifrin was the first across the line in 14:34.4. Ellis Slover of Lewiston was second at 14:52.9. Benjamin Condit fo Auburn took third with a time of 15:20.8
In the older division, Nate Livingood, skiing for Gould Academy, captured gold with a time of 14:03.2. Close behind him was Oakland's Caden Cote with a time of 14:16.9. Taking the final podium spot was Cumberland's Leif Harvey with a time of 14:36.5.
Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this race a success.
The next race in the series is the Born to Ski Freestyle Race at Pine Hill Trails in Bethel, Maine on February 6th.
In the initial race at Black Mountain this season, Anna Erb and Sam McKee came away victorius in the High School Giant Slalom on January 29th. Erb, skiing for Maranacook HS, had times of 33.96 and 34.08, a total time of 1:08.04 to grab the victory. Edward Little's Courtney Larson was second with a total time of 1:11.99. Third place went to Erb's teammate Ella Delisle at 1:13.85. Taking the next three spots were Maranacook's Meghan Mahoney, Mt. Blue's Katie Yeaton, and Abigail Williams of Camden Hills.
In the boys race, Sam McKee of Maranacook took top honors with runs of 31:88 and 31.56 for a 1:03.44 total time. Mt. Blue's Josh Smith came in second with a total of 1:04.28. Heff Lindlehoff of Islesboro was third with a 1:06.62 total. Rounding out the top six were Jack Kearing of Mt. Blue, Emerson Brott of Camden Hills, and Mt. Blue's Xander Gurney.
Jordan Fields, skiing for Lyme Elite out of Lyme, New Hampshire, captured gold at the 9th annual John Roderick Marathon race, completing the 25k race in 38:12.1 at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford on Saturday, February 13. Fields scorched the 5 lap race nearly 5 minutes ahead of runner-up Nick Trautz of Hebron, Maine. Trautz crossed the finish line in 43.08.8. Third place went to Gaelan Boyle-Wight of Newry, ME, who finished in 43:08.8. Keith Kantack of Freeport came in fourth with a time of 43:19.2. Fifth and sixth places went to Spencer Egan and Dennis Page, respectively.
In the 15k freestyle, Samuel Robinson of Freeport won the men's race with a time of 47:14.0. Second place went to Felix Battle of Brunswick, who had a time of 49:40.4. Skiing for the Bethel Outing Club, Peter Howe crossed the line in 52:48.3 to take third place.
The women's 15k was a dead heat, with Jillian Wight and Jane Dawson, both of Freeport, each finishing with times of 58:38.8. Finishing in third place was UMaine Farmintgon's Francis Mullein, who had a time of 1:08:40.3
Gould Academy's Nate Livingood was the first out of the stadium and never looked back as he to a first place finish in the 2021 Sassi Memorial 5k Classical on Saturday morning, February 20th at Black Moiuntain. Livingood's skied the Paul's 4960m course in 13:18.8 to take the gold. In second place was Nate's teammate Eli Shifrin, who crossed the finish in 13:48.0. Third place went to another Gould skier, Utah Bean, who had a time of 14:08.4. Carson Zundel of Mt. Blue took fourth place at 14:43.1. Maranacook's Max Olmstead was fifth, finishing in 14:44.6, while Alex Hemingway of Mt. Abram had the sixth best time at 14:55.1.
In the afternoon the attention switched to the girls skiers and they didn't disappoint. Once again it was a Gould Academy skier crossing the finish line first, with Eliza Skillings first across the line, taking the gold with a time of 16:13.8. Second place went to Sierra Aponte-Clarke of Deering with a time of 16:45.1. The final podium spot was won by Annabelle Brooks of Cheverus with a 16:49.6 time. Finishing in fourth was the 2020 Sassi Champion, Falmouth's Evea Clement. Eva's time was 16:51.5, which was just 1 second behind her 2020 time. Rounding out the top six was Maddie Marston of Yarmouth, who finished with a time of 17:41.8.