Caribou Vikings ski to top team spots at snowy Nordic meet

MADAWASKA, Maine — Presque Isle’s Max Bartley skied to yet another first place finish on Wednesday, during a snowy Aroostook County Classic championship meet at Madawaska’s Four Season Trail Association facility.

Bartley’s time of 16:36.5 was just enough to beat Emerson Duplissie-Cyr of Caribou, who finished at 16:53.7.

Madawaska’s Alexis Cyr takes off at the start of the Aroostook County Nordic classic championship meet at Madawaska’s Four Seasons Trail Association five-kilometer course, Wednesday. (Don Eno | SJVT/FhF)

Fort Kent’s Niko Naranja finished in third with a time of 17:09.6 on the 5.2-kilometer classic course.

Madawaska’s Justin Pelletier (12) and Matt Cyr (19) were the top skiers for the Owls.

Naranja’s teammates Sam Johnson (6) and Reece Voisine (7) also finished in the top-ten.

Caribou’s Alec Cyr and Evan Desmond finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Presque Isle’s Conner Albertson finished eighth and the Maine School of Science and Math’s Harrison Walker came in 10th.

The Caribou Vikings took the top team spot on Wednesday, with 20 points. The Fort Kent boys were close behind, taking second place with 32 points.

Presque Isle was third, MSSM fourth, Madawaska fifth and Ashland sixth.

On the girls’ side, it was another victory for Madawaska’s Isabelle Jandreau (19:14.9). Presque’s Isle Izzy Jackson (19:44.3) edged out MSSM’s Dolcie Tanguay (19:59.8) for second place.

Central Aroostook’s Kristen Maine finished fourth, followed by Ashland’s Kassandra Nelson.

Lexi Lovley (12) and Riley Sibley (13) were the top girl skiers for Fort Kent on Wednesday. Madawaska’s Donna Morin (17) and Emma Pelletier (21) were the the top finishers for the Owls.

Abigail Wimmer (7) was Caribou’s top skier. The top finisher for Fort Fairfield was Jessica Halsey (8) and MSSM’s Naomi Kim finished 10th.

The Vikings took first place among the girls teams with 38 points. MSSM finished second (42), just four points ahead of Fort Kent.

Ashland came in fourth, Madawaska fifth and Presque Isle sixth.

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