Julia Pomeroy, a skimeister skiing for Spruce Mountain HS in Jay, won the Girls Class B Giant Slalom Championships at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford on February 21st. The Phoenix Senior had runs of 51.37 and 56.10 to win with a two-run total of 1:47.47. Finishing in second place was Abigal Landry of Telstar with a combined time of 1:49.73. Grabbing the final podium position was Maranacook's Katie Ide, who finished at 1:50.24. Alice MacKay of Mt. Abram (1:50.32), Caroline Welch of Maranacook (1:50.42) and John Bapst's Abbie Tyler (1:50.74) finished in the next three positions.
The Maranacook girls captured the State Alpine Championship with 1,501 points, with Fort Kent coming in second.
In the boys race, Cape Elizabeth Senior Devon Lathrop grabbed the gold with a two-run total of 1:42.93. He was followed by teammate and slalom champion Killian Lathrop, who had a combined score of 1:43.95. Finishing third was Yarmouth's Thomas Morris with a time of 1:44.00. In fourth place was Wisdom's Jacob Roy, who led the field after the first run. Fifth place went to Cape's Tiernan Lathrop (1:45.05) while Lake Region's Logan Davis finished in sixth (1:45.19).
The boys State Class B Alpine Championship was won by Cape Elizabeth with 1,567 points, while Yarmouth came in second ((1,504)
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Abbie Tyler of John Bapst High School had runs of 43.52 and 51.00 for a two-run total of 1:34.52 to win the girls 2019 MPA Class B State Champion Slalom race at Black Mountain in Rumford on February 20. Finishing closely behind the Crusader Junior was Abigal Landry of Telstar, who had a two-run total of 1:34.68. Third place went to Spruce Mountain skimeister Julia Pomeroy with a two-run total of 1:37.11. Rounding out the top six were Riley Sibley of Fort Kent (1:37.92), Dana Schwartz of Cape Elizabeth (1:38.33), and Eleanor Donahue of Yarmouth (1:41.26).
In the boys race, Junior Killian Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth HS was crowned state champion with runs of 39.80 and 44.75 for a two-run total of 1:24.55. Coming in second place was Jacob Roy, and impressive junior skier competing for Wisdom HS in St. Agatha. He had a two-run total of 1:24.69. In third place was Robbie McKee of Maranacook at 1:26.39. Other top skiers in the slalom were Devon Lathrop (127.31) and Tiernan Lathrop (1:28.58) of Cape and Yarmouth Hish School's Thomas Morris (128.85).
Competition continues on Thursday with the Giant Slalom. All scheduled events have been moved back one hour in anticipation of the snowstorm that is predicted for the overnight hours. First runs are now scheduled to begin at 10:00 am.
Gordon Taylor, skiing for the Farmington Area Ski Team, captured the gold medal in the Maine Junior Ski League Giant Slalom Championships under the lights at Black Mountain of Maine on February 16th. Taylor had a two-run time of 1:09.56 to top a field of 66 finishers. Finishing in second place was Riley Jerome of Telstar Middle School with a combined time of 1:11.38. Rangeley's Breezy Quimby took the bronze medal with a combined time of 1:13.12. Charlie Koenig of the Sugarloaf Area Ski Team came in fourth at 1:13.26. Ava Beaudin, an Independent came in fifth (1:14.16) with Nya Wolfe of SAST (1:14.80) taking sixth.
In the Boys GS, Charlie Pye of Rangeley took top honors with a combined score of 1:15.05, Grabbing the silver was Bryce Marcoux of Chisholm Alpine Race Team, finishing with 1:15.12. Taking the final podium position was Jett Lindel of Camden Snow Bowl in 1:15.54. Rounding out the top six were Emmet Marshall of CSB (1:16.57), Asa Stroman of FAST (1:18.05). and Landon Marquis of CSB (1:18.30).
The MJSL Championships continue on Wednesday, February 27th at Lost Valley in Auburn. The Alpine Slalom Championships are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am.
Enfield, New Hampshire native Dennis Page won the 7th annual John Roderick 50k Marathon Race at Black Mountain of Maine on February 9th. The Darthmouth College graduate skied the freestyle course in 2:04:28.0 on a blustery but sunny day in Rumford to capture the gold. Finishing 2nd was Justin Fereshetian with a time of 2:06:00.3. Grabbing the final podium spot was Orono’s Gregory Harkay.
In the women’s 25k freestyle, Carrie Nourjian of Stowe, Vermont took top honors with a 1:19:17.6 time. Jackson, New Hampshire’s Laurel took second.
In the Men’s 25K freestyle, Kyle Rancourt’s time of 1:07:34.1 won him the top spot on the podium for that event. He was followed by Mike Morse (1:10:28.6) and Brett Rutledge (1:10:30.0).
Mark Lena won the Men’s 25k Classical Style in 1:50:26.4.
Julia Lazzaroni of Park City, Utah captured the championship in the women’s 15k freestyle, finishing in 40:15.7. Right behind her were Rachel Zafren of Brunswick, Maine (40:31.5) and Sarah Pribram of Shelburne, Vermont (40:44.3).
In the men’s 15K freestyle, it was Noah Gans taking the gold with a time of 32:58.2. William Watson and Ben Gustafson took the silver and bronze.
Kevin Donohoe won the men’s 10k freestyle with David Holmander coming in second.
Also a part of the day’s festivities was the University of Maine’s men’s 15k freestyle, won by Jordan Fried in 36:19.4. Thomas Wing took second and Isaiah Reid was third.
The 2019 KVAC Nordic Championships kicked off on February 6th at Black Mountain of Maine with the 5K mass start classical competition. Roy Varney of Leavitt won the KVAC Classical with a winning time of 13:57.5. Gabe Fein of Maranacook was second in 14:05.1 and Carter McPhedran also of Maranacook was third with a time of 14:06.1. Also finishing in the top six were Sam Smith of Mt. Blue (14:24.0), his teammate Dom Giampietro, who finished in 14:55.1, and Maranacook's Bryce Trefethen (15:08.4).
Freshman Emma Charles of Mt. Blue won the KVAC Girls Classical Championship with an impressive time of 15:25.1. Jayden Negley of Leavitt was second, completing the course in 16:44.5 and Chelsea Seabold of Mt. Blue was third with a time of 17:03.7. Day 2 of the KVAC Nordic Championships is Saturday with the freestyle pursuit at Titcomb Mtn. Rounding out the top six were Maura Taylor of Maranacook (17:24.2), Brynne Robbins of Mt. Blue (18:10.8), and Mt. Ararat's Sadie Skinner (18:57.8).
Day 1 of the KVAC Alpine Championships took place on Wednesday, February 6th at Black Mtn with the Giant Slalom competition. Colby Van Decker, an Oxford Hills junior, won the KVAC GS with a combined time of 1:41.96. Eli Yeaton of Mt. Blue was second with a combined time of 1:42.85 and Sam Smith, also of Mt. Blue was third, finishing with a combined time of 1:42.95. Rounding out the top six were Jake Mills of Oxford Hills (1:43.76), Maranacook's Robbie McKee (1:44.25), and Mills' Viking teammate and skiemeister competitor Tommy Bancroft (1:46.59).
On the girls side, Senior Ellie Pelletier of Mt. Blue won the KVAC Giant Slalom with a winning combined time of 1:50.23. Miranda Chadbourne of Edward Little was second with a combined time of 1:51.14. Anna Erb of Maranacook was third with a combined time of 1:52.27. Also having strong races were Mt. Blue's Jenna Hanrahan (1:52.58), Jorday Cummings of Edward Little (1:52.68), and Katie Ide of Maranacook (1:53.12).
The KVAC Alpine Championships conclude on Saturday with the slalom competition at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington.