Thursday, April 17, 2014
From staff reports
Kaelyn Woods of Gray-New Gloucester and Braden Becker of Yarmouth won the Sassi Memorial classical ski races Saturday at Black Mountain in Rumford.
Woods, a sophomore, covered the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 3 seconds to prevail over a field of 185 high school girls from across the state. Hadley Moreau of Falmouth, a home-schooled student, was second in 16:09, followed by Sara Wade of Mt. Blue, Sarah Doak of Caribou and Hannah Streinz of Katahdin.
Becker, a senior, finished the same course in 12:48 to beat a field of 228 boys. Portland senior Ben Allen was second in 13:03, followed by Marcello DeLuca of Gould Academy, Daniel Streinz of Katahdin and Sam Wood of Mt. Ararat.
Skiers from 38 schools took part. Yarmouth won the girls’ team title with 55 points to 98 for Mt. Blue, 103 for Falmouth and 122 for Merriconeag. Gould won the boys’ title with 37 points to 46 for Yarmouth, 78 for Maranacook and 96 for Merriconeag.