MARS HILL — Ian Geikie of Cape Elizabeth won the boys’ giant slalom and two teammates also finished in the top seven as the Capers built a big lead on the opening day of the Class B Alpine state championships at Big Rock Mountain.

Geikie’s two-run total of 1 minute, 26.20 seconds was 1.67 seconds faster than runner-up Curtis Gauvin of Mountain Valley. Killian Lathrop placed fourth and Duncan Geikie was seventh as the Capers scored 34 points, well ahead of Yarmouth (62), Fort Kent (69) and 10 other schools.

Yarmouth leads the girls’ standings with 36 points after the Clippers placed four skiers in the top 15 – led by runner-up Margaret Elder (1:28.48). Emi Ruth (eighth), Madeline Marston (11th) and Emma Marston (15th) also scored for the Clippers.

Shelby Cowin of Greenville won the girls’ race in 1:26.89.

Yarmouth is trailed in the standings by Fort Kent (53), Spruce Mountain (61) and Maranacook (66).


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