The weather conditions made waxing a challenge for coaches at the 2020 Sassi Memorial 5k Classical race at Black Mountain on January 25th. Warm temperatures and a passing snowstorm added to the excitement of the race. In the end, it was Eva Clement of Falmouth High School winning the girls race with a time of 16:50.4. Brynne Robbins of Mt. Blue crossed the finish line second at 17:26.9. Also striding to a podium finish was Deering High School's Megan Cunningham, who completed the course in 17:26.6.
In the boys race, which featured 176 skiers, Carter McPhedran of Maranacook HS won the gold, finishing in 14:12.3. He was followed by William Jordan of Deering HS, who skied the course in 14:46.5. Finishing in third place was Liam Niles of Portland with a time of 14:48.1.