Logan Ouellette of Leavitt High School captured the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference 5k Freestyle Championship at Black Mountain. Ouellette skated across the finish line in 12:37.2 to win the crown in the mass start race. Mt. Blue’s Henri McCourt took second place with a time of 12:41.6. Taking 3rd place was Edward Little freshman Orrin Slover with a time of 13:02.6. Rounding out the top 10 were Wyatt Stevenson of Maranacook (13:17.7), Grayson Hoeft of Mt. Blue (13:30.7), Silas Bartol of Maranacook (13:34.7), Elias Bartlett of Mt. Blue (13:38.2), Luke Doscinski of Mt. Blue (13:47.7), Jacom Dening of Leavitt (14:15.3), and Gabe Durazo of Leavitt (14:20.5).
In the girls race, Mt. Blue’s Nora McCourt became the 2023 5k Freestyle Champion, crossing the finish line in 14:48.0. Second place went to her teammate Bridget Reusch, who completed the race in 14:59.9. Taking 3rd place was Brunswick’s Maeve Woodruff with a time of 15:24.5. Other top 10 finishers were Moriah Reusch of Mt. Blue (15:24.8), Maya Kellett of Mt. Blue (15:25.30, Natalie McCarthy (16:04.7), Kat Garcia of Edward Little (16:15.7), Olympia Farrell of Maranacook (16:23.0), Elsa Bergdahl of Maranacook (16:40.4), and Delia Colello of Mt. Blue (16:55.8).
Both the Mt. Blue boys and Mt. Blue girls lead the team standings after Day 1. The Nordic Championships continue on Saturday with the Classical 5k at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington.
The 2023 Mountain Valley Conference Nordic Championships opened at Black Mountain in Rumford with the 5K freestyle mass start. In the boys race, Jeffrey Warnock of Mt. Abram became the 2023 MVC Freestyle champion. His winning time was 14:10.8. Samuel Geissenger of Spruce Mtn was second (15:36.6) and Carter Butterfield of Mt. Abram was third (16:06.2). Other top 10 finishers were Liam Waring of Orono (16:19.8), Ben Arsenault of Orono (16:51.1), Wil Stoner of Orono (18:40.8), Lyle Hering of Mt. Abram (19:07.5), Kayan Degruttola of Telstar (19:28.8), David Packard of Mountain Valley (20:12.1), and Mathew Pepe of Spruce Mountain (21:03.9).
In the girls race. Orono High School took the top 4 spots. Ruth White defended her title to become the 2023 MVC Freestyle champion. Her winning time was 15:06.9. Teammates Clara White was second (15:44.3) and Megan Gerbi was third (18:46.7). Also finishing in the top 10 were Maureen Tyne of Orono (20:14.9), Lida Kanoti of Old Town (20:35.9), Ella Akers of Telstar (20:45.7), Phoebe Dow of Winthrop (21.02.4), Brooke Buotte of Mtn. Valley (21.08.5), Hannah Perkins of Spruce Mtn. (21:31.4) and Sophie Blanco of Winthrop (24:27.5)
The Orono boys and girls take the lead after day 1. Day 2 competition will occur on Saturday with the classical pursuit at Titcomb Mtn. in Farmington.
The top alpne skiers in Maine competed at Black Mountain on Friday for the chance to represent Maine in the Eastern High School Championships. The skiers competed in both the Giant Slalom in the morning, followed by an afternoon slalom. In each dicipline, the best of two runs was used to determine the top 12 skiers who would be named to the team.
Based on that criteria, the following girls earned a spot on the team:
Taylor Gordon of Mt. Blue High School, Hadley Prewitt of Marshwood High School, Brooke Boone of Yarmouth High School, Jaden Boulanger of Mountain Valley High School, Margo Hesson of Falmouth/Waynflete, Lily Boulanger of Mtn. Valley HS, Lydia Phipps of Marshwook HS, Sophie Simard of Edward Little/Leavitt HS, Anya Monson of Cape Elizabeth HS, Phoebe Bell of Maranacook HS, Breezy Quimby of Rangeley HS, and Katie Yeaton of Mt. Blue HS.
In the boys competition, the following skiers were named to the Maine team:
Logan Schwartz of Cape Elizabeth HS, Quinn Maguire of Marshwood HS, Landon Marquis of Camden HS, Timothy Teguis of Kennebunk HS, Porter Beaule of Falmouth/Waynflete, Killian Marsh of Yarmouth HS, Zach Vogel of Lake Region HS, Jett Lindelof of Islesboro HS, Keegan Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth HS, Charlie Pye of Mt. Abram HS, and Reis Stamaris of Cheverus High School.
The Eastern High School Championships will be held in New Hampshire at Cannon Mountain at the Mittersill competition center, on 3/2/23- 3/5/23.
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Host: Black Mountain of Maine
Event: Giant Slalom & Slalom
Start Time: 0900hrs (9:00am)
Event order: Girls’ Giant Slalom Run 1 (9:00am)
Boys’ Giant Slalom Run 1
Girls’ Giant Slalom Run 2
Boys’ Giant Slalom Run 2
Girls’ Slalom Run 1 (TBA at the conclusion of the GS )
Boys’ Slalom Run 1
Girls’ Slalom Run 2
Boys’ Slalom Run 2
Gould Academy’s Nyla Scott was the top skier at the 2023 Sassi Memorial 5k Classical, completing the busy day of skiing by capturing the gold medal with a time of 16:15.8. Annabelle Brookes of Cheverus High School took the silver with a time of 16:33. Brunswick High School’s Maeve Woodruff took the bronze, crossing the finish line in 17:09.7.
Other top 10 skiers were Ruth White of Orono HS, Bridget Reusch of Mt. Blue HS, Kamryn Joyce of Gould Academy, Moriah Reusch of Mt. Blue, Sylvia Harvey of Greely HS, and Maya Kellett and Nora McCourt, both of Mt. Blue.
Zach Ross led a balanced Quarry Road Ski Team with a victory in the 2023 Sassi Memorial Classical 5k at Black Mountain of Maine on Saturday, January 28. Ross earned the gold, crossing the finish line in 13:58.5. Gould Academy skiers took the next two medals, with Eli Shifrin taking silver with a time of 14:04.6, while Ellis Slover earned the final podium position, finishing in 14:15.
Also in the top 10 were Ben Condit, Abraham Giessinger, and Beckett Cote of Quarry Road, Henri McCourt of Mt. Blue, Parker Nellis of Gould Academy, Logan Ouelette of Leavitt HS, and Tait Harvey of Greely HS.
In the second race of the day amid heavy snow flurries, the boys 2023 Jr Sassi 3k, Damian Wynn of Farmington Area Ski Team captured gold, crossing the finish line in 10:17.2. Quarry Road Ski Team’s Lex Cote won the silver with a time of 10:32, wile Asher Roy of Oxford Hills took the bronze, striding across the line in 11:15.5.
Other top 10 racers were Nick Demarco and Elliot Gerald of Quarry Road, Quinn Hoeft, Wyatt Jessen, and Eli Young of FAST and Reece Pierce of Telstar.