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.