Orono High School left their mark on the MVC Nordic Skiing Championships in their first year as an affiliate member of the conference. Lisa Gallandt was the individual champion in the Classical race on Day 1, and followed that up on Day 2, winning the 5K Nordic Freestyle Pursuit race with a time of 19:44.9. Races were held at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington.

The Orono girls, in their first year as an affiliate member of the Mountain Valley Conference in Nordic Skiing, dominated a field of 18 skiers in the 5K Classical to take the Day 1 lead in the MVC team standings on February 8th. liza gallandtLed by gold medalist Liza Gallandt, the Red Riots captured the top 4 spots in the mass start race at the historic John Roderick Trail System at Black Mountain of Maine.

Gallandt finshed the race in :20:27.5. Taking the silver and bronze medals were teammates Leah Ruck (:21:54.4 ) and Becca Gallandt (:22:13.0 ). Orono's Erin Gerbi took 4th in (:22:57.1). Rounding out the top 10 were Winthrop's Sam Allen, Krista Bass of Orono, Mt. Abram's Alice Cockerham, Winthrop's Maya Deming, Danielle Parker of Monmouth, and Boothbay's Sumer Chamberlin.

 In the boys' race, Gaelan Boyle-Wight held of Orono's Sam Holt to capture the gold medal with a time of :17:04.1. Holt finished only three seconds behind him, crossing the finish line in :17:07.0 to take the silver. Mt. Abram took a first day lead in the boy's team standings by grabbing the next 4 finishers. Brandon Hemingway led the way with his bronze medal time of :17:59.6. Fellow Road Runners Levi Bouchard, David Kidd, and Dylan Starbird were the next three finishers. Dirigo's Ethan Couture, Dillon Wells of Mt. Abram, Vincent Scott and Damien Nadeau of Dirigo also finished in the top ten.

At the end of the day of racing, Orono girls had a comfortable lead with 10 points with Winthrop in second with 43 points. Boothbay (64) and Mt. Abram (67) were in a tight race for the third position.

In the boys team standings, Mt. Abram has a nice cushion with 18 points, followed by Mtn. Valley with 55 points. Also in the top 4 after Day 1 were Telstar (63) and Dirigo (64).

Racing continues on Friday at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington with the 5K Freestyle Pursuit. The girls race is scheduled to start at 2:00 pm.

mvc kvac headerThe Mountain Valley Conference and the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference will again be jointly hosting their Conference Skiing Championships at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford and Titcomb Mountain in Farmington. Because of the snowstorm on the scheduled first day of competition, the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Skiing Championships that were scheduled for Wednesday, February 7th have been postponed. The schedule has been reset as follows:

  1. Thursday. February 8 • Nordic Classical at Black Mountain
  2. Friday, February 9 • Nordic Freestyle Pursuit at Titcomb Mountain
  3. Saturday, February 10 • Alpine Slalom at Titcomb Mountain
  4. Tuesday, February 13 • Alpine Giant Slalom at Black Mountain



 Mountain Valley Conference

Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference

2018 Alpine Skiing Championships

(Edited 2/6/18) 

 Day 1

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Location: Titcomb Mountain

Snow Date: TBD

 

Alpine Slalom

7:15 – 8:00 Alpine Slalom registration in Old Ski School Room: bibs, fees, running orders

8:00 Alpine Coaches and officials meeting in Finish Arena

8:15 Lift opens for athletes

8:30 Gate Keepers meeting in Finish Arena (each school provides 1 gate keepers).

8:15 – 9:00 Course Inspection

9:00 Course Closed

9:15 Start of Alpine Slalom Race – 2 runs, Women/Men (one course reset)

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Fees: Alpine: $20.00/athlete   Make checks payable to: Mount Blue Alpine Boosters (Please come with a check that day)

Bibs: Bibs are provided by: Mount Blue Ski Boosters.

No racer is allowed on the race course or hill without bib visible.

Tickets: All Athletes, coaches, race staff, volunteers, spectators must have ticket to ride lift or ski on trails.

Run Order: 8-Athlete teams (8 men and 8 women maximum per event, plus athletes that are competing for skimeister and are not part of team). Please list skimeisters separately. Send running orders for Alpine to Mark Cyr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7th.

Volunteers: Each School must provide one Gate Keeper or Course Worker for the Slalom event. If a school cannot supply a worker, they must notify Mark Cyr (491-6232) by noon on Wednesday, Feb. 8th, and pay a $50 fee so a replacement keeper can be scheduled. Skiing volunteers will be issued a Lift Pass as needed.

Note- Alpine will race 8, Displace 8 and score 4 (tabulating results quicker)


Day 2

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Location: Black Mountain of Maine

Snow date: TBD

 

Alpine Giant Slalom

7:15 – 8:00 Alpine Giant Slalom registration at the Main Lodge Ticket Window: bibs, fees, running orders

8:00 Alpine Coaches and officials meeting in Main Lodge Conference Room (2nd floor)

8:15 Lift opens for athletes

8:30 Gate Keepers meeting in Main Lodge Conference Room (each school provides 1 gate keeper)

8:15 – 9:15 Course Inspection

9:15 Course Closed

9:30 Start of Alpine Giant Slalom Race – 2 runs, Women, Men (one course reset)

                     ***All awards presented immediately after completion of Giant Slalom races***

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Fees: Alpine: $20.00/athlete

Make checks payable to Black Mountain of Maine

Bibs: Bibs are provided by Chisholm Ski Club

No racer is allowed on the race course or hill without bib visible.

Run Order: 8-Athlete teams (8 men and 8 women maximum per event, plus athletes that are competing for skimeister and are not part of team). Send running orders for Alpine to Chisholm Ski Club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Bob Arsenault: 357-8844) by 8:00 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4th. Please include number of non-participating athletes requiring tickets.

Volunteers: Each School must provide one Gate Keeper or Course Worker for the Giant Slalom event. If a school cannot supply a worker, they must notify Al Cayer (357-8682) by noon on Friday, Feb. 2nd , and pay a $50 fee so a replacement keeper can be scheduled. Skiing volunteers will be issued a Lift Pass as needed.


 

Mountain Valley Conference

Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference

2018 Nordic Skiing Championships

(Edited 2/6/18) 

 Day 1

Date: Thursday, February 08, 2018

Location: Black Mountain of Maine

Snow date: Thursday, February 08

Classic

11:30 – 12:30 Nordic Classic registration at Race Headquarters; bibs, fees, running order

12:00 Nordic coaches and officials meeting at Nordic Timing Building

1:00 Nordic 5K Classic Women’s Mass Start MVC Girls

1:20 Nordic 5K Classic Women’s Mass Start KVAC Girls

2:00 Nordic 5K Classic Men’s Mass Start MVC Boys

2:20 Nordic 5K Classic Men’s Mass Start KVAC Boys

               ***All awards presented immediately after completion of Nordic races after day 2***

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Fees: Nordic: $10.00/athlete

Make checks payable to Chisholm Ski Club

Bibs: Bibs are provided by Chisholm Ski Club

Passes: All non-participating athletes will be required to purchase a trail ticket ($10.00/Nordic).

Run Order: Email entries to Chisholm Ski Club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Bob Arsenault: 357-8844) by 8:00 p.m., Sunday, February 4th. Note: Because of the lower number of skiers racing, schools may enter all their Nordic racers.

MVC KVAC 5K Classical 2018


 Day 2

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 (updated 2/2/18)

Location: Titcomb Mountain

Snow Date: Tuesday, February 13

 

Freestyle Pursuit

12:30 – 1:30 Nordic Freestyle registration: bibs, fees, running order

12:30 Nordic coaches and officials meeting at Registration Room in Lodge

2:00 Nordic 5K Freestyle MVC/KVAC Women’s Freestyle Pursuit

3:00 Nordic 5K Freestyle MVC/KVAC Men’s Freestyle Pursuit

**All Nordic awards presented immediately after completion of Nordic races**

KVAC & MVC Awards will be held separately

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Fees: Boosters Nordic: $9.00/athlete. Make checks payable to: Mount Blue

Nordic (Please come with a check that day)

Bibs: Bibs are provided by: Mount Blue Ski Boosters

Passes: All non-participating athletes will be required to purchase a lift/trail ticket ($9/Nordic).

Run Order: Pursuit Run Order is based on day 1 results. Send any Nordic changes to Clair Polfus, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. by 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7th.  

 

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