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Rumford: Eli Hoenig of Williams College and Sadie James of Bates College skied past the competition to capture Nordic Classical Gold on Day 1 of the Bates Carnival at Black Mountain Ski Resort on February 24th. Hoenig completed the 10K course in 28"56.0 to take first place, finishing 9 seconds ahead of teammate Braden Becker, who won the silver. Grabbing the bronze medal was Connor Hrynuk of UMPI, who skied the course in a time of 29:36.9.
James, a graduate of Mt. Abram High School in Salem, Maine, capture first place by completing the 5K course in 16:05.2. She was followed by University of Vermont's Alayna Sonnesyn, who finished in 16:26.3. Grabbing the 3rd podium spot was Iris Pessey of Vermont with a time of 16:42.3.
The races also served as the Chummy Broomhall Cup Championship. The award, named after legendary Chisholm Ski Club member and two-time Olympian Chummy Broomhall, is awarded to the top Maine Nordic College Ski Team based on results in the Classical race. This year the award went to host Bates College. Ray Broomhall, standing in for his brother Chummy, helped Andy Shepard present the award.
Competition continues tomorrow with the Men's 20K and Women's 15K Mass Start Freestyle Races on Chummy's 5K course. The men's race is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am, followed by the women's race at 11:30.
Black Mountain's historic cross country ski trails will be the site of the Bates Carnival, which will be the 2017 NCAA Regional Championships on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th. Friday's races will include the Men's 10km and Women's 5km Classical Races. These races will have a 30 second interval start using the 5km Ray's Course. The Friday races will also serve at the Chummy Broomhall Cup competition. The Broomhall Cup, named after Rumford's legendary Olympian Chummy Broomhall, is given annually to the Maine College who perfoms best in the nordic classical competition.
Racing will continue on Saturday with the Men's 20km and Women's 15km Mass Start freestyle. This race will be run on the 5km Chummy trail.
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Rumford, ME: Emma Charles, skiing for the Farmington Area Ski Team (FAST), completed the 2017 Jr. Sassi 3K Classical Race at Black Mountain Ski Resort in 11:27.4 to win the gold on beautiful conditions January 28, 2017. Finishing in the second spot was Eliza Skillings of Maine Coast with a time of 11:35.7. Taking the bronze was Charles teammate Bridget Reusch, who completed the race in 12:02.3. Other top finishers were Portland's Sierra Clark, Central Maine Ski Club's Cloe Sisson, Ella Raymond (Portland), Zuzia Varney (Portland), FAST's Moriah Reusch, Mia Digiralomo (CMSC), and Brynne Robbins of Farmington.
Rumford, ME: The Mt. Blue Men and Womens Nordic Ski Teams made it a clean sweep at the 2017 Jonathan Sassi Memorial 5K Classical Race at Black Mountain Ski Resort on January 28th. Leading the girls team was gold medalist Julia Ramsey, who finished the course in 16:59.8. She was followed by Maranacook's Laura Parent (17:29.7) and teammate Meg Charles, who completed the course in 17:47.4. Other top ten finishers were Deering's Ewka Varney, Maine Coast's Louise Ahearne, Maranacook's Abb Despres, Gould Academy's Izzy Chase, Yarmouth's Hannah Corey, Freeport's Lily Horne, and Mt. Blue's Gretchen Huish.
In team competition Mt. Blue girls finished with 25 points to take the team championship, followed by Maranacook HS with 47 points and Yarmouth HS with 78.
In the men's race, Mt. Blue's Tucker Barber continued his outstanding winter by capturing the top spot by finishing the world's class course in 13:38.5. Freeport's Yacob Olins finished second with a time of 14:27.2, while John Lane of Yarmouth took the final podium spot, finishing in 14:30.6. Rounding out the top ten were Zach Holman of Marancook, Caleb Niles from Deering, Freeport's Bennett Hight, Maranacook's Mark McLaughlin, Cameron Bancroft of Oxford Hills, Nolan Rogers of Mt. Blue and Deering's Peter Jordan.
In a very tight race for the team championship, the boys from Mount Blue came in 1st with 39 points, followed by Maranacook with 40, and Freeport finished 3rd with 44 points.
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Race photos are available at https://rivervalleygraphics.smugmug.com/Skiing/2015-Sassi-Memorial-5K.
The Mt. Blue boys captured the 2018 MPA Class A Nordic Championship on Black Mountain's John Roderick Trail System on February 23rd. This year's event featured a Nordic pursuit race, which was the first of its kind for the state championships. The Cougars finished with 40 points, while runners up Falmouth HS finished second with 57 points.
The individual winner of the men's pursuit race was Portland High School sophomore Liam Niles. Niles started the race just one second behind the Classical Champion Roy Varney of Leavitt and passed him during the first of two laps on the 2.5k course. Varney finished second in the pursuit, followed by Deering High School's Peter Jordan.
The Freestyle race gold medalist was Ethan Livingwood of Falmouth, who skated the course in :13:39.2. Taking the silver medal was Jordan, who crossed the finish line in :13:40.8. Winning the bronze medal was Alfie Walker of Fryeburg Academy with a tiem of :13:56.6.
Leavitt High School's Roy Varney took the gold medal in the 2018 Maine Class A Men's 5k Classical race at Black Mountain on February 22. Varney completed the two-lap course in :15:53.1. Finishing in second place was Liam Niles of Portland HS, who finished in :15:54.5. Grabbing the final podium spot was Peter Jorday of Deering HS, who crossed the finish line at :16:32.6.
Team scores have the Mt. Blue boys with a comfortable lead over Leavitt and Falmouth.
In the women's comtetition, it was Jennifer Wilbraham of Morse taking top honors, finishing the course with a time of :18:46.4. Grace Tumavicus of Deering took the silver medal with a time of :19:15.8. Mt. Blue's Emma Charles took the bronze medal with a finish of :19:37.8.
Races continue tomorrow with the 5k Freestyle pursuit. Races start at 9:00 am with the men going out first.
The MPA Class A State Alpine Championship Schedule has been adjusted due to this week's weather conditions. The times for Day 1 at Mt. Abram have been revised, and Day 2 has been moved to Black Mountain of Maine.