Girls take ski meet

15 years ago
By Kevin Sjoberg  
Sports Reporter

    FORT KENT – The Caribou girls, Central Aroostook boys and Fort Kent boys were the team winners at Saturday’s opening alpine meet held at Lonesome Pine Trails.
    The Caribou girls won both the morning and afternoon giant slalom races, while the CA boys took the morning session and the host Warriors came back to take first place in the afternoon.
    In the morning boys’ G.S., leading the Vikes was Ethan McDuffie, who was eighth in 1:45.66. Nathan Rossignol and Tim Freme were the next Caribou finishers.
    In the morning girls’ session, Caribou featured four skiers in the top 13 and had a total time of 7:47.56 to grab top honors. Lydia Kieffer was second in 1:48.27 and Laura Collins fifth in 1:54.71 to lead their team. Ginger Kieffer and Elizabeth Barbosa were the other Viking scorers, placing 10th and 13th, respectively.
    Fort Kent was second in 7:52.28 and Greenville was third and just 1/100ths of a second behind the Warriors in 7:52.29. Presque Isle took fourth place.
    The individual winner was Greenville’s Ruby Rockwell in 1:42.15.
    For Presque Isle, Hallie Bartlett was sixth in 1:54.8 to lead her squad. Teammate Chelsey Carroll took 12th place.
    For the afternoon runs, on the boys side, Fort Kent’s Logan Doak was the individual champ in 1:36.76 and he led the Warriors to a first-place finish. The hosts had a time of 6:34.62, which bested runner-up Central Aroostook by just over 5.5 seconds.
    McDuffie was once again the fastest Caribou finisher in 1:41.62, good for seventh place. Rossignol and Freme both finished just out of the top 10. The Vikings came in third as a team.
    In the girls afternoon races, Kieffer came in first in 1:48.54 and spearheaded her Vikings to the team win. Collins was third in 1:52.91 and Barbosa came in sixth in 1:53.87 and Ginger Kieffer 10th in 1:56.54. Caribou’s time was 7:31.86.
    Fort Kent was the runner-up in 7:36.44.
    A nordic ski event was planned yesterday in Caribou, while the next alpine meet is Saturday at Big Rock Ski Area in Mars Hill beginning at 9 a.m.