Brynne Robbins, skiing for the Mt. Blue High School Cougars, won the 2022 Sassi Memorial Classical 5k at Black Mountain of Maine. Robbins winning time was 16:26.2 to capture the title. Her teammates, Nora McCourt and Moriah Reusch, finished 2nd and 3rd to join her on the podium. McCourt's time was 16:29.0 while Reusch strode across the line in 17:06.3.
Finishing in 4th place was Orono's Mountain Valley Conference Nordic Champion Ruth White, who had a time of 17:19.3. 5th place went to Katherine Garcia of Edward Little (17:31.1) with Cougar Bridget Reusch finishing in 6th (17:32.3). Rounding out the top 10 were Emily Kidd of Mt. Abram (17:53.7), Hannah Grohman of Gould (18:01.6), Nora Condit of Edward Little (18:01.6), and Mt. Blue's Kamryn Joyce (18:13.2).
In an unusual Thursday afternoon running of the 2022 Sassi Memorial Classical, Carson Zundel of Mt. Blue HS edged Mt. Abram's Alex Hemingway by .4 of a second to capture the title. The race at Black Mountain of Maine was a makeup of the race that was postponed on Saturday, January 29th due to a massive snowstorm.
In a race that featured wave starts of 5 skiers, many high school teams took advantage of the opportunity to ski the same course that will be used in the MPA state Nordic Championships next week.
Zundel completed the course that included the infamous High School Hill in a time of 14:03.8. Hemingway, who went out in the first wave, finished in 14:04..2 to win the silver. Yarmouth's Owen Redfield took the final podium position with a time of 14:17.3, just .2 second ahead of 4th place finisher Logan Ouelette of Leavitt (14:17.5).
5th place went to Henri McCourt of Mt. Blue with a time of 14.29.6. In 6th place was Aksel Yeo of Yarmouth with a time of 14:41.0 with his teammate Cornelius Welsh coming in 7th with a 14:55.3 time. Aroostook County skier George Ferland of Caribou HS came in 8th, crossing the line at the 14:55.4 tick. Also finishing in the top 10 were Mt. Abram's Cam Walters (15:04.2) and Max Olmstead of Maranacook HS (15:24.6).
CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL
FEBRUARY 16, 2022
BLACK MOUNTAIN OF MAINE
39 GLOVER ROAD
RUMFORD, MAINE 04276
START TIME 1:30 pm WOMEN
2:30 pm (approx..) MEN
EVENT: 5km CLASSICAL: Wave starts. 5 athletes every 30 seconds
SEEDING: Coaches to seed skiers as they deem.
WAX TESTING: Wax testing allowed on the course up to 15 minutes before the start. Everyone
must ski in the direction of the race course.
COURSE Coaches are welcome out on the side of the course during race.
MOVEMENT: Coaches must be wearing a coach’s bib. All others will require a Nordic pass.
Skiers must travel in the direction of the race course at all times.
Entry fee $12.00 per athlete. Two coaches comp passes per team.
Make checks payable to: CHISHOLM SKI CLUB
P.O. BOX 616
RUMFORD, MAINE 04276
BIB PICK-UP: Registration/Race Headquarters will open at 8:00 for bib pickups . Please return unused bibs prior to the start of the race. $50.00 fee charged for any lost bib.
ENTRY DEADLINE: February 13, 2021 by 8 PM..
No change to start order on race day.
Tel: 207-357-8844 Cell
RESULTS: Copies of the official results will be made available online only. Visit our web site www.chisholmskiclub.org for live timing and race results.