Presque Isle skiers pack up for win

17 years ago

CARIBOU, Maine – The Presque Isle and Caribou girls’ varsity ski teams finished back-to-back in the second of two high school cross country meets held last week. The Lady Wildcats pulled out the victory with 26 points followed closely by Caribou with 30 and Fort Kent with 34.
         Presque Isle packed it up with the team’s top four skiers in places five through eight. Caribou, meanwhile, placed skiers in the second and third positions, but the final three scoring skiers were held off by Wildcat and Warrior competitors for the second team spot.
Central Aroostook took fourth in team placements with 66 points. Van Buren, Madawaska and Fort Fairfield also fielded skiers.
Individually, Fort Kent’s Justine Cyr led the pack with a time of 23 minutes and 22 seconds followed by Caribou’s Lindsay Cote and Kristina Stephens at 24:40 and 26:00, respectively.
Nicole Chasse of Fort Kent took fourth with a time of 26:23 followed by the lead Presque Isle pack of Erin Thomas at 26:27, Hallie Bartlett at 27:09, Kristina McKenney at 27:23 and Molly Hamel at 27:34. Shannon Towle of Fort Fairfield and Erika McKay of Presque Isle rounded out the top-10 at 27:44 and 28:18, respectively.
Other individual finishers are as follows listed by place, skier, school and time: 11. Rachel Audibert, Fort Kent, 28:22; 12. Amanda Underwood, Presque Isle, 28:38; 13. Amy Dionne, Madawaska, 28:42; 14. Amber Griffin, Presque Isle, 29:21; 15. Kelsey Park, Presque Isle, 29:42; 16. Danielle Cote, Madawaska, 30:04; 17. Anne Elish, Presque Isle, 30:06; 18. Julie Brown, Presque Isle, 30:25; 19. Karcynn Dorsey, Caribou, 30:26; 20. Jen Steeves, 30:32; 21. Sadie Ayoob, Fort Fairfield, 30:34; 22. Brianna Jones, 31:25; 23. Nicole Smith, Central Aroostook, 31:39; 24. Lindsay Lajoie, Van Buren, 32:42; 25. Deavin Gustafson, Caribou, 32:48; 26. Brooke Smith, Central Aroostook, 33:00; 27. Paige Findlen, Central Aroostook, 33:20; 28. Ally Hessert, Caribou, 34:32.
Fort Kent got the team win on their home snow last Wednesday. The team took an 11-34 win over Presque Isle. Caribou finished third with 66 points followed by Fort Fairfield with 74, Madawaska with 83 and Central Aroostook with 90.