RUMFORD, Maine — The Fort Kent High Warriors captured both the girls and boys Class C state ski championships after victories in the cross country classical races Saturday at Black Mountain.
Fort Kent’s Nicholas Michaud finished 31.9 seconds ahead of Waynflete’s Nate Niles to win the boys cross country classical 5K race. Michaud had a time of 15 minutes, 13.3 seconds to Niles’ 15:45.2.
For the girls, Fort Kent’s Mary Bernard was 37.2 seconds faster than Molly Susla of Freeport as she won the girls cross country freestyle 5K. Bernard had a time of 16:49.0 to Susla’s 17:26.2.
The Fort Kent girls finished the four events with a total of 151 points to Freeport’s 193 and Telstar of Bethel’s 245.
The Fort Kent boys had 156 points, finishing well ahead of second-place Winthrop’s 287. Freeport was third with 340 followed by Telstar (359), Central Aroostook (447), Livermore Falls (483) and Madawaska (503).
The Warriors were led by their skimeister winners. Roxanne Pelletier won the girls portion, 29 points ahead of Freeport’s Mia Thomas. Pelletier was 16th in the giant slalom, 17th in the slalom, 12th in cross country freestyle and eighth in cross country classical. Alexandra Niedner of Livermore Falls finished third in the skimeister.
Fort Kent’s Logan Doak won the boys skimeister by placing fourth in the giant slalom, eighth in the slalom, fourth in cross country freestyle and ninth in cross country classical. Central Aroostook of Mars Hill’s Ethan Garrison placed second followed by Jon Lee of Madawaska, Max Couture of Jay and Fort Fairfield’s Nathan McLaughlin.
Fort Kent was also helped to the boys title by Nicholas Michaud’s win in the boys cross country freestyle and top finishes by Carter Vaillancourt. Vaillancourt was fifth in the boys slalom and third in the giant slalom.
The Fort Kent girls claimed four of the top five spots in the cross country freestyle. Grace Boutot won with a time of 15:22.6. Mary Bernard, Victoria Bernard and Jessica Caron finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
Telstar’s Sam Largess claimed two events as she won both the girls slalom and giant slalom. She took the slalom with a time of 1:10.28 over the two runs and the giant slalom in 1:17.71 for two runs.