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Black Mountain of Maine opened up its 2019 Alpine Racing Season with a Middle School Giant Slalom on Jaunuary 3rd. Riley Jerome of Telstar came in first place with a two-run total of 1:15.49. Second place went to Mountain Valley's Jaden Boulanger with a combined time of 1:20.03. 3rd place went to Rosie St. Cyr of the Chisholm Alpine Race Team. Her time was 1:21.13. Other top 6 finishers were Breezy Quimby of Rangeley, Gigi Divivo of Telstar, and Amelai Stokes of Rangeley.
In the boys race, Rangeley's Charlie Pye captured gold with a combined time of 1:14.89. Coming in second place was Conner Brann of Lost Valley at 1:18.74, with Auburn Middle School's Ellis Slover taking third with a 1:18.86 score. Other top finishers were Thatcher Riley and Scottie Turney of Chisholm, and Rangeley's Tucker MacFawn.
In the first Nordic ski race of 2019 at Black Mountain Ski Resort, Falmouth made it a clean sweep with victories in the boys and girls 5k Freestyle on January 2nd. In the boys race, Ethan Livingwood took top honors for the Yachtmen with a time of 12:36.0. Finishing in second place was Roy Varney of Leavitt with a time of 12:41.6. Third place went to Nate Livingwood of Falmouth, who completed the course in 13:16.3. Rounding out the top 6 were Martin Horn (Freeport), Ben Rooks (Falmouth), and Vance Boyd (Flamouth).
Falmouth took top team honors with 789 points, with Freeport finishing second with 752 points.
In the girls race, the Yachtmen's Eva Clement took first place for Falmouth, crossing the finish line in 14:49.6. Right behind her was Emily Gerencer of St. Doms with a time of 15:27.2. Eliza Skillings of Maine Coast Waldorf finished in third place, completing the skate race in 16:01.0. Other top finishers were Karli Leighton (Mt. Ararat), Jaldyn Negley (Leavitt), and Allison Greuel (Freeport).
The girls from Maine Coast Waldorf had the top team score with 762 points, followed closely by Freeport with 760 points.
On the last day of competition in the 2018 MVC Skiing Championships at Black Mountain of Maine, Spruce Mountain's Julia Pomeroy captured the gold medal in girls giant slalom on February 13. Pomeroy's two-run combined time was 1:47:93 to beat out Alice Mackay of Mt. Abram, who took the silver. Ellie Leduc of Mountain Valley claimed the bronze medal. Rounding out the top 6 were Bailey Coates and Adria Plourde of Spruce Mtn. and Emma Berube of Mt. Abram HS.
Black Mountain's 2018-19 Nordic Race Season came to a close Saturday, March 2nd with the Eastern High School and U16 Championship Maine team qualifying races. Skier's were competing with the hope representing Maine in the New England Nordic Ski Association's U16 Eastern Championships in Bethel from March 8-10 and the EHS Championships at Fort Kent from March 15-17.
The morning began with the men's 5k classical interval start. Leavitt High School's Roy Varney was the first to cross the finish line, completing Paul's 5k in 13:34.3. Second place was a dead heat, with Falmouth HS freshman Nate Livingood and Maranacook's Carter McPhedran both finishing in 14:01.9. The next thee finishers were Gabe Fein of Maranacook, Ethan Livingood of Falmouth, and Samuel Smith of Mt. Blue.
Nate Livingood's time was the top U16 finish. Leif Harvey of Greely was second in 14:36.9. Third place went to Caden Cote of Central Maine Ski Club, who finished in 14:53.2. Rounding out the top 6 were iguel Sanclemente of Fort Kent, Utah Bena of Gould Academy, and Ben Horrisberger skiing for Portland Nordic.
In the women's 5k classical, it was Mt. Blue freshman Emma Charles grabbing first place overall, completing the course in 15:24.8. Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska came second with a time of 16:17.1. Lily Horne of Freeport was third, finishing in 16:23.1. Rounding out the top six were Jennifer Wilbraham, skiing for Manfield Ski Club in Vermont, Eva Clement of Falmouth, and Zoe Maguire of Fryeburg Academy.
Charles time was tops in the U16 division, with Eva Clement of Falmouth coming in second with a time of 16:28.3. Portland Nordic's Clarke Aoonte crossed the finish line in 17:15.2 to take third place. Jaidyn Negley of Leavitt, Madeline Marston of Yarmouth, and Greely's Alex Collins also finished in the top six.
In the afternoon, skiers changed skis and poles for the 5k Freestyle Pursuit race. The men began the afternoon chasing Roy Varney, the morning's classical winner. Varney's lead held up and he crossed the finish line first, completing the course in 12:49.1 for a two-race total of 26:23.1. Ethan Livingood gained ground on Varney with the fastest freestyle time of 12:44.5, but it was not enough to catch the Hornet skier. Carter McPhedran was the third high school skier to cross the line.
Nate Livingood was the first U16 skier to cross the line, completing the 5k in 13:27.2. Greely's Leif Harvey had the fastest U16 Freestyle time of 13:26.3, but Livingood's held his lead. Third place went to Miguel Samclemente.
In the women's high school race, Charles went out first with a 53 second head start and extended her lead, finishing the 5062m course in14:30.9 for a two-run time of 29:54.9. Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska was second, with Mansfield's Wilbraham of Bath coming in third.
The U16 girls also chased Charles, and second place went to Falmouth's Eva Clement, with Aponte of Portland Nordic taking third.
The 24 member teams will now go on to compete against teams from New England and New York.
University of Vermont's Bill Harmeyer captured his second gold medal, or in this case a cowbell, at the NCAA© Regionals during the Bates Carnival in Rumford, completing the 20k race in 52:49.6. It was the second win in as many days for the South Burlington native, as he won the 10k freestyle race on Day 1 of the competition. Harmeyer's teammate Ben Ogden, a freshman from Landgrove, Vermont who dominated on these trails last year at the Eastern High School Championships, came in second with a time of 52:50.8. Third place went to Dartmouth senior Callan DeLine, a Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy graduate from Avon, Colorado, who completed the foul laps in 52:51.2.
Rounding out the top ten were Finn O'Connell of UVM, Sam Wood of Middlebury, Ian Moore of UVM, Zane Fields of Colby, Lewis Nottonson of Middlebury, Sam Hodges of Middlebury, and James Kitch of Harvard.
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Katharine Ogden, a Dartmouth sophomore from Landgrove, Vermont, won the final women's EISA nordic race of the season, crossing the finish line in 42:48.7 to win the 15k Classical race at Black Mountain in Rumford. Ogden bested a field of 61 skiers to capture the gold in these races, which were the NCAA Regional Championships. Finishing in second place was Odgen's teammate Lauren Jortberg with a time of 43:55.1. Taking third place was Anna Bizyukova, a University of Vermont sophomore from Nolinks, Russia, who crossed the finish line in 43:
The women made 3 laps around the famous Ray's 5k loop, which included 3 trips up "High School" hill. Other top ten finishers were Margie Freed of UVM, Lina Sutro of UVM, Lydia Blanchet of Dartmouth, Renae Anderson of Bowdoin, Annika Landis of Middlebury, Leah Brams of Dartmouth, and Taryn Hunt-Smith of Dartmouth.
Rumford native Stephanie Nicols, a freshman at St. Lawrence University, finished 28th in a field of 61 skiers.
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Lina Sutro of the University of Vermont captured gold at the initial race of the 2019 Bates Carnival at Black Mountain Ski Area in Rumford. Sutro, a sophomore from Carbondale, Colorado, outskated her opponents to win the Women's 5k Freestyle with a time of 13:02.0. Second place went to Dartmouth Senior Lydia Blanchet of Anchorage, Alaska with a time of 13:04.9. Taking the final podium position was Katharine Odgen, a Dartmoutn sophomore from Landgrove, Vermont.
Other top 10 finishers were Lauren Jortberg of Dartmouth, Margie Freed of UVM, Taryn Hunt-Smith of Dartmouth, Anna Bizyukova of UVM, Annika Landis of Middlebury, Leah Brams of Dartmouth and Emily Hyde of Dartmoutn.
Rumford native Stephanie Nicols, a 2018 Gould Academy graduate now skiing for Saint Lawrence University, came in 38th in a field of 62 skiers.
The races, which serve as the NCAA© Regional Championships, continue tomorrow with the 15k Classical Mass Start at 10:00 am.
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