PRESQUE ISLE — Maranacook’s Abby Mace swept the Class B Nordic individual titles, winning the classical race in blizzard-like conditions Thursday at the Heritage Center.

Mace trailed Yarmouth’s Tara Humphries by 15 seconds entering the final kilometer of the race but powered her way to the title. Mace won by 31.8 seconds, finishing in 19 minutes 49.2 seconds. Humphries finished in 20:21.0.

“It was crazy conditions,” Maranacook Nordic coach Steve DeAngelis said. “It started snowing right at the start of the girls race and they ended up skiing on six inches of new snow.

“Abby was very worthy of her results. She did a tremendous job coming back, along with fighting the snow.”

Yarmouth won the Nordic girls championship to win the overall Class B title. Yarmouth finished with 123 points to beat Caribou (251) in the overall competition. The Mt. Abram girls finished fourth in the overall competition, the Maranacook girls fifth.

Yarmouth also won the boys Nordic title, finishing 28 points ahead of Caribou (30-58) and won the overall title. Yarmouth finished ahead of Maranacook 110-198 for the overall crown. Mt. Abram finished fifth after a third-place finish in the Nordic competition.

Maranacook teammate Caroline Colan finished third in the classical race with a time of 21:39.6.

“I was tremendously proud of how all our kids skied today,” DeAngelis said. “It was a wild and crazy adventure for the girls that took a lot of courage to finish the race. We had time to adjust waxes for the boys race, so it was a little different for them.”

Sadie James finished fourth for Mt. Abram in a time of 22:10.4. Teammate Emma Houston was 22nd.

Caleb Chapman won the boys classical race, followed by Yarmouth’s Jack Elder, Carter Hall and Sam Alexander. Mt. Abram’s Trent Rosenberg was fifth.

Crockett Lalor of Camden Hills won the boys Skimeister title, 119-125 over Presque Isle’s Jacob Towle. Ginger Kieffer of Caribou won the girls Skimeister title, finishing with 71 points. Teammate Katelyn Plourde finished with 74 points.


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