Ben Ogden and Phoebe Sweet kept the momentum going for Vermont in the 2018 Eastern High School Championships with gold medals finishes in the men's and women's 7.5k Mass Start Classical race at Black Mountain on March 17th. It was the second gold of the weekend for Ogden, who won the 5k freestyle race on the previous day. The Landgrove, Vermont native finished the classical race in 18:53.3, .8 of a second faster than silver medalist James Kitch of Belmont, Massachusetts. Will Koch, son of 1976 Olympic Silver medalist Bill Koch, took the bronze with a time of 20:03.1 for Vermont.
Joshua Valentine of Gilford, NH but skiing for Vermont, took fourth, with teammate Greg Burt of Huntington, Vt. coming in fifth. Hailing from Newton, Massachusetts, Jacob Jampel came in sixth.
Also finishing in the top 6 were Laura Appleby (Lincoln, MA.), Rene Schwartz (Middlesex, VT.), and Stockhhom, Maine's Abigail Streinz.