Farmington, Maine – Snow sports finish up busy weekend at Sunday River after a busy Saturday at Black Mountain and Sugarloaf.
The UMaine Farmington alpine ski team faced strong competition this weekend in the Thompson Divison GS and SL races at Sunday River in Bethel Maine this weekend.
On Sunday, Kyle Farrington took the top spot for the Beavers and eight overall with times of 1:08.47 and 1:05.48. Braden Brothers finished in the 18th spot with times of 1:09.35 and 1:06.97.
Alisha Labbe took first place for the Nordic team at Black Mountain on Saturday with a time of 23:12 in the 5k classic. Labbe finished in the short sprint in second place with a time of 5:42. UMF women's team won the event on Saturday with a total score of 13 and 12.
Thomas Wing took first place on the men's side in the 5K classic with a time of 18:33 while Bryce Neal took second with a time of 19:33. Chris Kozeil took first place in the short sprint for Bates with a time of 5:07.
Carter Veilleux finished in 13th place on Sunday for the Beavers with a time of 6:20.6 while Connor Marland finished in 17th place with a time of 14:47.6. Alisha Labbe took eight place for the women's team with a time of 20:52.3
The third stop of the Park Shark Challenge was held last night at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain under the lights and frigid temperatures. The Rail Jam featured 75 of the states most talented skiers and riders exhibiting style and creativity while boosting big tricks on the custom Jam style course.
On the Open Freeski side of the event, UMF Junior Isaac Wright stomped a 450 off the down rail to grab a 2nd place while Juniors Quinton Fogerty and Ben Amburgey snaged 5th and 6th place respectively. For the Open Freeski Women Sophmore Sandy Mait threw down some incredible runs to grab the 1st place spot.
It was quickly evident that the snowboarders on the Open Class men's side came with boat loads of talent. UMF freshmen Jamie McCabe and McKinley Goozey rode away with the 4th and 5th place spots throwing down some technical tricks with ease and grace.
The Next stop for the Park Shark Challenge is at Lost Valley in Auburn on Friday, February 10 2017.