The Chisholm Ski Club and Black Mountain of Maine hosted a successful Maine Alpine Racing Association Giant Slalom on January 8th. Over 260 racers ranging from classes U8 to U14 registered for this first alpine race of the season under excellent conditions.
In the Under 8 boys, Hunter May, skiing for Gould Academy Racing Program, took first place with times of 49.88 and 49.41 for a two run combined time of 1:39.29. Callan Schofield of Prospect Hill Racing team took second with a combined time of 1:40.38, while Finnley Ward cof Gould came in third at 1:47.78.
In the boys U10 division, Winchester Massachusetts skier Henry Infurna of Gould took the gold with runs of 42.30 and 43.02 for a 1:25.32 total. Portland’s James Malin, skiing for Carrabasset Valley Academy took second with a 1:28.27 total. Paul Thompson of Gould was third at 1:29.16.
The U12 boys race was won by Silas Wills of Gould with runs of 38.49 and 38.01 for a 1:16.50 combined time. Boden Folger David of CVA was second at 1:37.30, with Luke Holman of CVA coming in third with a combined time of 1:19.29.
The final boys class was the U14, and Tucker Infurna of Gould was victorious with runs of 36.15 and 35.35 for a combined time of 1:11.50. Nicholas Klemperer of CVA was right behind Infurna with a total time of 1:11.56. The final podium position was taken by Gould’s Blake Kingsley of Falmouth, Maine with a total time of 1:15.84.
In the girls Under 8, it was Hadley Weymouth of Camden, skiing for CVA, taking the gold with runs of 51.08 and 51.10 for a combined score of 1:42.18. Taking the silver medal was Newry’s Victoria Borowski, skiing for Gould, with a combined score of 142.96. Third place went to Gould’s Alice Boulanger with a total of 1:44.63.
The girls U10 division was won by Keira Livesay of CVA with runs of 44.35 and 45.13 for a total of 1:29.48. Coming in second was Elise Duda of CVA with a 1:32.33 total, while teammate Brooke Servidio took 3rd with a combined 1:32.80 score.
The U12 girls race was a clean sweep for the Gould Academy Racing Program, with Lillian Ward of Greene grabbing the gold with runs of 38.94 and 40.02 for a 1:18.96 combined time. Teamates Madison Lambert of Bethel (1:19.48) and Gracie Infurna (1:21.52) took second and third respectively.
In the girls U14 division, South Berwick’s Hazel Martin, skiing for GACP, came in first with times of 35.46 and 36.09 for a combined score of 1:11.55. Second place went to Freeport’s Farley Ordway, skiing of Gould, with a time of 1:13.74. Taking the bronze was Sophie Sunshine of Gould with a two-run total of 1:14.14.
The Chisholm Ski Club would like to thank Black Mountain and all the parents and volunteers for helping to make this a wonderful event for our young racers.
MARA Black Mountain Opener Giant Slalom
Black Mountain Opener
Chisholm Ski Club
January 8, 2023
Race classes: U8, U10, U12, U14 (Limit 100 per gender)
Entry fee: $40.00 with online registration only. No day of race registration
Registration: Registration and bib pick up opens at 7:30 for the girls and for the boys in the Comp Center.
Coaches must show credentials for comp ticket.
9:30am first run of GS. Girls followed by the Boys.
12:30pm second run of GS.