Windjammer riders cruise to strong finishesLamont, Mansius finish one-two in varsity race
Hallowell — The Camden Hills Regional High School mountain bike team competed in its second Maine High School Mountain Bike Series Race on Wednesday Oct. 2 with teams from Kent Hills and Carrabassett Valley Academy at the Hallowell Reservoir.
The event was on a 3.2-mile, single-back mountain trail.
The Windjammers placed three riders among the top five in the varsity race. The varsity riders completed three laps for 9.6 miles around the reservoir trail. Chapin Lamont finished first in 49 minutes and 53 seconds, Alex Mansius second at 49:58 and Brendan Carey fourth at 52:38 for Camden Hills.
Ted Olundsen of Kent Hills placed third in 51:49 and Eli Pangburn of CVA fifth at 53:21.
Other Windjammer varsity riders who finished were: 7, Rebekah Hilt, 57:41; 9, Casey Rouleau, 59:47; and 10, Tyler Leighton, 1:04:50.
In the junior varsity race, which consisted of two laps around the course for 6.4 miles, the Windjammers placed six riders among the top 10. Drew Blackstone, an independent from Monmouth Academy, finished first in 35:25.
Windjammers who placed second through sixth were: 2, Shawn Albertson, 36:28; 3, Aidan Acosta 37:37; 4, Desmond Cayouette, 38:29; 5, Zach Hand 38:34; and 6, Max Horovitz, 39:03.
Windjammer Quinn Duggan rounded out the top 10 in ninth at 41:56. Other JV Windjammers who finished were: 12, Zoe Zwecker, 43:01; 21, Willow Parker, 47:30; and 24, Joe Simmons, 52.28.
Camden Hills compiled the most points during the Hallowell Reservoir Race.
“Nice to get back to racing and [the] team had a strong performance today," said Windjammer coach Karl Enroth. "Chapin Lamont and Alex Mansius continue to ride at a high level on the varsity side, while our other varsity and jayvee riders continue to get faster and placed well today. Shawn Albertson led the jayvee riders turning in a strong second-place time. ”
The Windjammers next race will be Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Fryeburg in a Lake Series Mountain Bike Race, an event that will include 16 schools and about 220 riders.