More than 100 County middle schoolers gather for Nordic ski meet in Fort Kent

FORT KENT, Maine — The Caribou Middle School ski team captured both the boys’ and girls’ top team spots at Wednesday’s middle school Nordic freestyle races at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center. More than 100 students gathered in Fort Kent for the competition.

Caribou’s Kayley Bell (13:51.6) skied to first place in the girls’ 3.5-kilometer race. Madawaska’s Chantel Ackey was second, followed by Ashland’s Lacey Jandreau.

Fort Kent’s Valley Rivers Middle School skiers Nancy Martin (5) and Madeline Philbrook (6) were that team’s top skiers Wednesday. Madawaska’s other top skier was Micayla Hasseltine (11).

Saffayia Durepo (7) was Woodland’s top skier and Ashland’s other top finisher was Amelia Donovan (14).

The Ashland girls’ team came in second, followed by Woodland, Madawaska, VRMS and Presque Isle.

On the boy’s side, Lucas Streinze, the lone skier from Katahdin Middle/High School, ran away with the top spot at a time of 10:42.8.

Elliot Sleeper of Caribou was second, followed by Ian Beaulieu of Madawaska. Ashland’s  Clark Condon was fourth.

The top VRMS boys were Mitchell Harvey (18) and Kayden Theriault (20). Madawaska’s other top skier was Robbie Poiesz.

Uli Margeson (9) was Woodland’s best finisher. Cooper Boinske (26) had Presque Isle’s top spot.

In the boy’s teams standings, Caribou finished first and Ashland skied to to a second place spot. Woodland was third, Madawaska fourth, NRMS fifth and Presque Isle sixth.

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