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Leavitt High School's Roy Varney took the gold medal in the 2018 Maine Class A Men's 5k Classical race at Black Mountain on February 22. Varney completed the two-lap course in :15:53.1. Finishing in second place was Liam Niles of Portland HS, who finished in :15:54.5. Grabbing the final podium spot was Peter Jorday of Deering HS, who crossed the finish line at :16:32.6.
Team scores have the Mt. Blue boys with a comfortable lead over Leavitt and Falmouth.
In the women's comtetition, it was Jennifer Wilbraham of Morse taking top honors, finishing the course with a time of :18:46.4. Grace Tumavicus of Deering took the silver medal with a time of :19:15.8. Mt. Blue's Emma Charles took the bronze medal with a finish of :19:37.8.
Races continue tomorrow with the 5k Freestyle pursuit. Races start at 9:00 am with the men going out first.
The MPA Class A State Alpine Championship Schedule has been adjusted due to this week's weather conditions. The times for Day 1 at Mt. Abram have been revised, and Day 2 has been moved to Black Mountain of Maine.
2018 MAINE PRINCIPALS’ ASSOCIATION
SKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE REVISED 2/20/18
“CLASS A NORDIC”
Start times may be altered only by the Jury.
All coaches will be notified as events are changed or updated. Because of the weather, Thursday's races will use a two-lap, 2.5k course using the lap loop. The exact course will be announced after inspection and trail work in the morning.
DAY ONE: Thursday, February 22 -- Nordic Classical Competition
12:30 a.m. Nordic Coaches’ meeting at Black Mountain, Rumford
2:00 p.m. Girls’ Nordic Classical (Individual 15-Second Interval Start)
3:30 p.m. Boys' Nordic Classical (Individual 15-Second Interval Start)
Nordic Classical Awards will be presented after the girls’ races.
Peter Mamrol, from Anchorage, Alaska and Dartmouth College, won the 5th Annual John Roderick 50k Marathon with a blistering time of 2:10:26.1. Mamrol took the lead early in the long distance race and never looked back. He skated with ease, and seemed as fresh at the finish line as he did at the beginning of the race, although he may argue that point.
The race is recognized as part of the 2016/17 New England Marathon Series and is part of the legendary Chisholm Ski Club's 100th Anniversary Celebration Weekend. The 50k race consited of 9 laps around a 5.3K course. Also included in the day's events were 25K and 15K. The University of Maine Farmington's 15k freestyle was also a division of the race.
Finishing second to Mamrol was Cameribn Cogburn, who completed the race in 2:27:33.7. Taking the bronze with a time of 2:35:17.0 was August Posch, skiing for Team Fuzzy SCARPH.
Alison Chase was the top women's finisher in the 50k with a time of 2:51:35.8.
In the women's 15K UMF race, Alisha Labbe took the gold medal for UMF with a time of 57:39.0. The silver went to Bates College's Sophie Gerry, who completed the course in 1:02:06.4. Rounding out the top three was Bates' Emma Marchetti at 1:04:40.2.
Despite the recent heavy rains, the Black Mountain of Maine and the Chisholm Ski Club were able to salvage both the alpine and nordic courses to provide a great day of skiing in the 2018 Chisholm Challenge. In the initial race of the day, Mia Corcoran, skiing for the Chisholm Ski Club's race team, capture the gold in the girls Giant Slalom with times of :27.03 and 27:82 for a :54.85 total. Corcoran's time was just over a second faster than runner-up Madison Papianou (:56.02). Papianou's first run of :26.80 was the fastest run of the day. Coming in third was Katie Yeaton of the Farmington Area Ski Team. Rounding out the top six were Hannah Macmillan of Rangeley, Emily Harper of Maranacook, and Anna Erb, also of Maranacook.
In the final day of competition at Black Mountain Ski Resort, the Vermont team of Phoebe Sweet, Ben Ogden, Callie Young and Greg Burt strided and skated to a gold medal in the Eastern High School Championships on March 18th. The race consisted of two classical legs and two freestyle legs over the famed John Roderick Trail System. The women's skied the first leg on a 3030m classical course which was repeated by the first male skier. The baton was then passed off to the second female to ski the 3046m freestyle leg of the race, and finished off by the second male racer.
The Vermont team's combined time of 30:50.1 was enough to earn them the top podium spot with the Massachusetts team of Laura Appleby, Jacob Jampel, Shea Brams, and James Kitch grabbing the silver with a combined time of 31:26.8. The Vermont team of Charlotte Ogden, Will Koch, Rena Schwartz and Joshua Valentine grabbed the bronze medal with a combined time of 32:03.1.
Team Vermont captured the Graham Taylor Cup, the trophy emblematic of the team that sccored the most team points over the three days of competition. Graham was present to help outgoing NENSA representative Amber Freeman present the award to the Vermont team.
Congratulation to all the state competitors for a great EHS Championship. We also want to thank all the Chisholm Ski Club volunteers (and Mother Nature) who help make this a great skiing event.
Maine's Abigail Streinz outsprinted the other 109 skiers to grab gold in the women's 1.2k Freestyle Sprint at the 2018 Eastern High School Championships at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford. This was the second event of Day 2, with the competitors having completed a 7.5k Classical race in the morning. The Stockholm, ME native completed the course in 2.53.9 to handily earn the victory. Mae Chalmers of Vermont took the silver in 2:59.78. Vermont's Phoebe Sweet, who had won the earlier race, finished the sprint in 3:00.43 to take the bronze medal.
Rounding out the top six were, Vermont's Callie Young, Laura Appleby of Massachusetts, and Maine's Olivia Skillings.
In a very close battle in the individual points standings, Streinz, Laukli, Sweet and Young are all within 2 points of each other heading into the final day of competition.
Vermont's Ben Ogden won his third event in three tries with a very close victory over New York's Scott Schulz in the men's sprint. Odgen stretched out at the finish to edge Schulz by less than a half a second, finishing in 2:19.75. Schulz's time of 2:20.21 gave him the silver, with James Kitch of Massachusettes taking the last podium position with a time of 2:26.23.
Other top finishers were Vermont's Greg Burt, Massachusetts' Oliver Snow, and Vermont's Joshua Valentine.
In the men's individual standings, Ogden leads with 405 points, followed by Kitch with 376, Schulz with 375, and Burt with 374.
In team standings, Vermont leads with 12,400 points, followed by Massachusetts with 9084, New Hampshire with 8821, Maine with 7893, and New York with 6775,
Competition continues on Sunday with the mixed relays, in which teams of 4 navigate combine classical and freestyle skiing in a full-filled conclusion of the weekend festivities.