Snow sports

Fast start to race season for Camden Snow Bowl middle school skiers

By Staff | Jan 14, 2019
Courtesy of: Marissa Marquis Camden Snow Bowl middle school Alpine ski racer Landon Marquis on Jan. 12 at Kents Hill.

Readfield — The Camden Snow Bowl middle school ski race team participated in its first meet of the season on frigid Saturday, Jan. 12 at the O’Connor Alpine Training Center at Kents Hill.

The opener for the Snow Bowl team was the Marlee Johnston Ski Race to Remember in honor of a Fayette teen and Maranacook ski racer killed by gun violence 13 years ago.

As always, participants were encouraged to wear tie-dye shirts, flower leis and tutus to memorialize the exuberant spirit of Johnston, who enjoyed racing at Kents Hill.

Taylor Gordon of Farmington Area Ski Team won the slalom event with a combined two-run time of 1:08.49, which was nearly six seconds faster than the fastest boy.

“It was cold, never getting above 15 degrees, but the snow was perfect for racing,” said Snow Bowl head coach Weber Roberts. “It was hard and fast, but grippy — if you got good edge angles above the gate.”

The CSB team includes 10 boys and 11 girls, who comprise fifth- through eighth-graders. Half of the team is new to ski racing.

“We started the season with two months of dryland training and two on-snow days at Sugarloaf this year and we have had excellent snow coverage at the Snow Bowl for training, the results of which are that all of the new kids performed exceptionally well,” said CSB assistant coach Todd Williams.

Snow Bowl's Jet Lindelof (5th) and Landon Marquis (9th) were among the top 10 for boys and Abigail Williams (6th) was top 10 for girls in a field of more than 115 overall competitors.

Camden raced against teams from Farmington (FAST), Rangeley (RASC), Gray, Maranacook (Mar), Auburn (Aub), Kent’s Hill Ski Club (KH), Oxford Hills (OH) and Mount Vernon (MVMS).

The CSB girls finished third and the boys second.

The individual CSB results were:

Girls — 6, Abigail Williams, 1:24.28; 15, Lily Stowe, 1:31.93; 17, Ava Tobias, 1:36.38; 19, Maggie Metzler, 1:39.35; 26, Piper Urey, 1:47.83; 29, Olive Walker, 1:48.34; 34, Tegwyn Hearst, 1:53.86; 35, Mae Gallage, 1:56.27; 36, Lilly Swanberg, 1:57.37; and Zola Roberts, did not finish.

Boys — 5, Jet Lindelof, 1:20.10; 9, Landon Marquis, 1:21.97; 14, Ryan Southworth, 1:25.52; 16, Jaxson Lowe, 1:26.13; 33, Oliver Lee, 1:47.10; 35, Liam Day-Lynch, 1:48.09; 41, Ian Larsen, 1:56.55; and Ryan Anderson and Emmet Marshall, timing issue.

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Jet Lindelof. (Courtesy of: Marissa Marquis)
Camden Snow Bowl middle school ski racers includes, front from left, Emmett Marshall, Jaxson Lowe, Jet Lindelof, Landon Marquis, Ryan Southworth, Olive Walker, Tegwyn Hearst, Ian Larsen and head coach Weber Roberts; and back, Zola Roberts, Lily Stowe, Oliver Lee, Ava Tobias, Abigail Williams, Liam Day-Lynch Piper Urey, Maggie Metzler, Lilly Swanberg, Mae Gallage, Assistant coach Jason Hearst and assistant coach Todd Williams. Not pictured is Ryan Anderson. (Courtesy of: Marissa Marquis)
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