Jandreau and Bartley tops skiers at County’s final race
FORT KENT, Maine – Nearly 80 high school skiers took part in the season’s final Aroostook County Nordic race, the Aroostook League Championship skate-style event, Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center.
Once again its was Presque Isle’s Max Bartley coming out on top, with time of 16:29.35 on the 5-kilometer course. David Roy of Fort Kent finished in second place with a time of 17:06.00, and Caribou’s Alec Cyr skied to a third-place spot with 17:29.86.
Bryce Coffin of Caribou and Kevin Ayotte of Madawaska finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Fort Kent’s Matt Kelly and Niko Naranja also finished in the top 10 Wednesday. A total of 37 skiers competed on the boys’ side.
Tristan Pelletier was to top skier for Ashland, coming in 12th, and Jason Cyr’s 15th-place finish was tops for Limestone/Maine School of Science and Mathematics.
Madawaska’s Isabelle Jandreau (18:54.58) was able to hold off rival Izzy Jackson of Presque Isle (19:27.08) Wednesday, to finish first in the girls’ race. Dolcie Tanguay of Fort Kent finished in a strong third place with a time of 21:42.17.
Caribou’s Kendra Furber came in fourth, followed by teammate Ciara Richards. Madawaska’s Gabby Cyr also finished in the top 10.
Kassandra Nelson’s 11th-place finish was tops for Ashland. Fort Field’s Jessica Halsey skied to a team best 12th-place finish, and Limestone/MSSM’s Naomi Kihn earned her school’s top spot with a 14th-place finish among the 37 girl skiers.
Caribou took the top team spots in both the boys’ and girls’ competition. The Fort Kent boys came in second, followed by Presque Isle, Madawaska, Ashland and then Limestone/MSSM.
On the girls’ side, Madawaska finished second with Fort Kent in third. The Limestone/MSSM girls came in a strong fourth followed by Ashland and Fort Fairfield.
The Nordic teams next travel to the Class C State Meet, Feb. 23 and 24 at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville.