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Caribou boys, Fort Kent girls prevail at 5K freestyle ski race

MADAWASKA, Maine — In a week that would usually host the high school cross country state championships — this year they were called off due to COVID-19 — Aroostook County ski racers met on Feb. 18 for a regular season race at the Four Seasons Trail Association in Madawaska.

On the 5K freestyle course, the Caribou boys and Fort Kent girls delivered decisive wins. Both Madawaska teams placed second, though the boys tied Fort Kent for the silver spot.

Madawaska high school ski coach Colin Jandreau said that despite sunshine and good weather on race day, heavy snowfall earlier in the week, and freezing temperatures the night before made for sticky snow and slow-skiing. 

The boys team scores were 1, Caribou, 19; 2 and 3 tied, Madawaska, 39, Fort Kent, 39; 4, Ashland, 61; 5, Maine School of Science and Mathematics, 78. Girls team scores were 1, Fort Kent, 17; 2, Madawaska, 38; 3, Caribou, 44; 4, Presque Isle, 56; 5, Ashland, 81; 6 Maine School of Science and Mathematics, 86. 

Skiers rest on the snow after finishing the boys race during a cross country meet held Thursday, Feb. 18, at Madawaska. (Hannah Catlin|St. John Valley Times)

Individual scores for the boys were 1, Luke Streinz, independent, 15:50.6; 2, Miguel Sanclemente, Fort Kent, 15:57.8; 3, Brady Miller, Caribou, 16:24.9; 4, Justin Pelletier, Madawaska, 16:39.7; 5, Jim O’Meara, Caribou, 17:16.8; 6, George Ferland, Caribou, 17:45.1; 7, Rafael Sanclemente, Fort Kent, 18:00.4; 8, Brandon Ringuette, Madawaska, 18:20.1; 9, Malachi Willey, Caribou, 18:53.1; 10, Michael Cyr, Caribou, 18:54.2; 11, Jordan Duplessie, Caribou, 19:07.5; 12, Alex Ring, Caribou, 19:17.5; 13, Robbie Poiesz, Madawaska, 19:54.4; 14, Conner St. Peter, MSSM, 20:32.9; 15, Inyas Janoch, Ashland, 20:42.8; 16, Mitchell Harvey, Fort Kent, 20:59.5; 17,Carter Belanger, Caribou, 21:09.6; 18, Clark Condon, Ashland, 21:27.2; 19, James Cherrier, Caribou, 21:33.8; 20, Dane Driscoll, Ashland, 21:49.0; 21 Micah Calhoun, Ashland, 22:29.4; 22, Max Bois, Fort Kent, 22:31.4; 23, Jacob Daigle, Madawaska, 24:31.1; 24, Andrew Ring, Caribou, 24:59.0; 25, Colin Poitras, Caribou, 25:38.1; 26, Justin Pellitier, MSSM, 27:01.9, 27, Isaac Drayton, Caribou, 28:24.0; 28, Owen Ouellette, Madawaska, 28:41.1; 29, Benny Davis, Ashland, 26:32.6. 

Individual scores for the girls were 1, Kayley Bell, Caribou, 20:05.9;, 2 Mya Eno, Fort Kent, 20:15.7; 3, Nancy Martin, Fort Kent, 21:58.8; 4, Mira Kelly, Fort Kent, 22:33.6; 5, Emma Pelletier, Madawaska, 22:23.9; 6, Brooke Moir, Caribou, 22:27.7; 7, Amanda Winslow, Presque Isle, 23:48.7; 8, Annabelle Reardon, Fort Kent, 24:15.9; 9, Hailey Blanchette, Madawaska, 25:04.0; 10, Elly Sirois, Fort Kent, 25:32.1; 11, Emma Genreau, Madawaska, 25:52.5; 12, Logan Stedt, Fort Kent, 26:26.3; 13, Hannah Lovely, Fort Kent, 26:57.1; 14, Hannah Blanchette, Madawaska, 27:07.1; 15, Lacey Jandreau, Presque Isle, 27:11.1, 16, Maggie Landeen, Ashland, 27:14.2; 17, Audrey Wimmer, Caribou, 27:45.5; 18, Breanna Wasson, Presque Isle, 27:46.3; 19, Maddie Jackson, Presque Isle, 27:47.6; 20, Julia Bartley, Presque Isle, 28:33.2; 21, Madeline Philbrook, Fort Kent, 28:53.2; 22, Shelby Carson, MSSM, 32:41.1; 23, Charis Day, Caribou, 33:22.8; 24, Acacia Horst, Fort Kent, 40:04.1; 25, Ester Grange, Fort Kent, 40:51.5.

The teams have two regular season races left before the county championships.

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