Guimond skies to a spot on state ski team; headed to regional championships

FORT KENT, Maine — Alisha Guimond, a senior at Fort Kent Community High School and a leader on this year’s girls’ state alpine skiing Class B championship team, earned a  spot on the Maine high school alpine team Sunday, following her third place finish at the qualifying races, held at Black Mountain in Rumford.

The Maine team, consisting of the top 12 finishers at Sunday’s “Maine Alpine Shootout,” will travel next month to the Eastern High School Championships at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire.

Girls’ and boy’s alpine racers in Class A or B who finished in the top 15 in either slalom or giant slalom at their respective state meets earned a spot at Sunday’s shootout qualifier.

Guimond had second and fourth place finishes Sunday in her giant slalom runs, and second and sixth place finishes in the slalom runs, earning her a third place spot overall.

Fellow Fort Kent Warriors who also earned spots in girls’ qualifiers were Riley Sibley and Kailee Guimond, who finished 19th and 23rd respectively.

Fort Kent’s Brycee Madore and Austin Plourde qualified for Sunday’s shootout, but did not score high enough to make the state team. Madore finished 19th and Plourde 23rd.

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