Fort Kent girls, Caribou boys win first Nordic ski meet

FORT KENT, Maine – There wasn’t a whole lot of snow at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center Thursday but there was plenty where it was needed to host the first high school Nordic ski meet of the season.

Fort Kent Coach Carl Theriault and his band of athletes got some extra exercise ahead of the event preparing the 3k course.

“We had a shoveling party with a lot of the team to bring snow onto the trail where it had some bare spots. It was a full team effort which really is a fun team building event,” Theriault said Friday.

The Warrior girls edged out Presque Isle by a single point, but it was enough to win the girls heat.

The team scores for the girls were: Fort Kent, 773; Presque Isle, 772; Caribou, 590; Madawaska, 570 and Ashland 559.

Caribou took home the win for the boys team with 782 points, but Ashland was not far behind with 768. The remaining team scores for the boys are:  

Fort Kent, 396; Madawaska, 381; and Presque Isle, 193. 

FORT KENT, Maine – December 15, 2022 – George Ferland of Caribou registered an event best time of 6:59.3 at the first high school cross country ski meet of the season in Fort Kent on Thursday. (Jessica Potila | St. John Valley Times)

Individual result leaders were Caribou athletes Kayley Bell with a time of 8:00.1 and George Ferland with the event best time of 6:59.3.

The individual times for the girls were: Kayley Bell, 8:00.1, Caribou; Ainsley Migneault, 9:00.3, Madawaska; Cassidy Carlisle, 9:07.8, Presque Isle; Emma Bois, 9:08.8, Fort Kent; Maggie Bell, 9:18.7, Caribou; Annabelle Reardon, 9:39.9, Fort Kent; Madison Thibeault, 10:12.8, Caribou; Julia Bartley, 10:25.9, Presque Isle; Addison Chasse, 10:33.1, Fort Kent; Hattie Cogswell, 10:48.4, Presque Isle; Aubrey Ellsworth, 11:06.1, Presque Isle; Haidyn Saucier, 11:48.0, Fort Kent; Ellie Calhoun, 12:04.7, Ashland; Annabel Wadsworth, 12:10.5, Ashland; Samantha Thomas, 12:57.4, Madawaska; Riley Gagnon, 14:26.3, Madawaska; and Olivia Bolstridge, 18:21.6, Ashland.

The individual times for the boys were: George Ferland, 6:59.3, Caribou; Alden Reardon, 7:41.0, Fort Kent; Inyas Janoch, 8:09.3, Ashland; Max Bois, 8:28.5, Fort Kent; Wesley Hitchcock, 8:32.4, Caribou; Ian Poiesz, 8:43.7, Madawaska; Andrew Ring, 8:49.4, Caribou; Silas Baser, 9:26.5, Presque Isle; Harrison Landes, 9:41.7, Caribou; Micah Calhoun, 9:53.4, Ashland; Benny Davis, 9:59.9, Ashland; Nahum, Davis, 11:13.0, Ashland; Braxton McCrossin, 11:47.3, Caribou; Caiden Condon, 13:55.3, Ashland; and Xander Spahr, 15:28.6, Madawaska.

“It was great to have our first race and we look forward to a great snowstorm this weekend,” Theriault said.

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