round mvc logo 180Orono High School's Ruth White captured the Mountain Valley Confenence Nordic Classical Championship at Sugarloaf Outdoor Center on February 10th. On a day that proved challenging for waxing, White completed the 5k course in 20:37, more than three minutes ahead of the next skier. Emily Kidd of the Mt. Abram Roadrunners was second across the finish line with a time of 23:57.4. The final skier to qualify for a podium spot was Kidd's teammate Autumn Pulk, who has a time of 24:11.0. Finishing in fourth place was Orono's Megan Gerbi (24:11.0), with Ella Allan-Rahill of Orono (26:24.9) and Ella Akers of Telstar (27:08.2) rounding out the top six.

In the men's race Abrahm Geissinger of the Spruce Mountain Phoenix took top honors with a time of 17:15.1. Second place went to Mt. Abram's Alex Hemingway, who crossed the finish line in 17:17.0. Kyle McClellen of Orono took third, striding to the finish in a time of 18:56.0. Rounding out the top six were Cam Walters of Mt. Abram (18:59.5), teammate Jeff Warnock (19:59.0) and Orono's Tommy Owen (20:19.4).

The Orono girls and the Mt Abram boys take the lead after day 1.  The MVC Nordic Championships conclude on Saturday at Titcomb Mtn with the freestyle pursuit.


1 ORONO 4 786.0 786.0
2 MT ABRAM 3 581.0 581.0
3 TELSTAR 3 572.0 572.0
4 WINTHROP 3 565.0 565.0
5 DIRIGO 3 556.0 556.0
6 SPRUCE MT 3 553.0 553.0


1 MT ABRAM 780.0
2 ORONO 778.0
3 SPRUCE MT 765.0
4 MT VALLEY 724.0
5 DIRIGO 551.0
6 TELSTAR 187.0