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Finn Sweet on the highest step of the podium after the U16 boys classic mass start (NENSA photo)

CNSC Juniors Top the Podiums at Fort Kent Eastern Cup

Last Updated: 17.Dec.2017

The first Eastern Cup of the year dawned bright and cold this weekend in Fort Kent, Maine and featured many speedy Craftsbury juniors. Saturday was a skate sprint and Sunday was a classic mass start race, 5k for U16’s and women and 10k for men.  

In the skate sprint, Callie Young was the overall winner! She began the day qualifying in 7th place, won her semi-final and was the speediest in the A final. Phoebe Sweet qualified close behind in 11th and finished the day in 12th place after racing in the B final. Marika Massey-Bierman also raced in the open heats, where she ultimately placed 24th. Quincy Massey-Bierman qualified 35th overall and went on to be the victor in the U16 girls heats. Adrienne Remick qualified 55th overall and ended up 4th in the U16 girls heats. Jordi Kulis was 55th overall and younger sister Sydney was 93rd. 

On the men’s side, Griffin Wright was 46th, Nathaniel Wells was 54th, and Mikail Tipton was 110th. Finn Sweet and Jack Young qualified for the U16 boys heats. In the U16 heats, Finn raced to 3rd place and Jack won the B final for a 7th place finish. 

Sunday brought about fast and furious classic mass start racing. In the women’s 5k, Phoebe and Callie were solidly in the top ten, in 6th and 8th place, respectively. Marika was 27th and Jordi was 42nd.  In the U16 girls race, Quincy once again led the way and Adrienne was 4th again! Sydney was 28th. 

In the men’s 10k, Griffin was 16th and Nathaniel was 78th. There was a large crew of green suits in the U16 boys race. Finn skied to a commanding lead, besting 2nd place by 20 seconds. Jack rounded out the top ten in 10th, Grayson Davis was 17th, Daymien Ide was 22nd and Mikail Tipton was close behind in 23rd

Congratulations to everyone who braved the cold this! Eastern Cup racing continues after the New Year at the Rikert Nordic Center in Middlebury on January 13th and 14th. See full results from Fort Kent here.