The Camden Hills Alpine ski teams hosted their lone meet of the season Feb. 4 at the Camden Snow Bowl when the Windjammers, and an independent Belfast student-athlete, put their talents on display for the hardy, cheering fans who lined the giant slalom course.

Both Windjammer boys and girls squads skied well in a meet that included skiers from Edward Little of Auburn, John Bapst of Bangor, Leavitt of Turner, Mount Blue of Farmington, Oxford Hills of South Paris, Skowhegan, Maranacook of Readfield, Greenville, Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft, Bangor, Orono, Piscataquis of Guilford, Waterville, Lewiston and Hampden Academy, but it was the Windjammer girls who shone brightest as they earned first-place honors.

In the boys meet, Edward Little was first and Camden Hills fifth.

The Windjammer girls had four racers finish among the top 12 and five among the top 15, an impressive feat against such a talented array of racers.

Camden Hills coach Chris Christie said he was pleased with the effort of the girls team, while the boys “are becoming more focused each day” and “are very close to skiing [their] best.”

The girls team scores were: Camden Hills 30, Edward Little 36, Mount Blue 36, Oxford Hills 40, Hampden Academy 104, Maranacook 125, Skowhegan 126, Leavitt 149 and John Bapst 159.

The boys team scores were: Edward Little 35, Maranacook 39, Mount Blue 43, Leavitt 66, Camden Hills 68, John Bapst 80, Oxford Hills 121, Greenville 148, Skowhegan 163 and Hampden Academy 183.

The individual Windjammer girls results (61 finishers) included: 5, Lydia Morin, 32.01 first run, 33.72 second run for 1:05.73; 7, Sasha Jones, 32.67, 33.55, 1:06.22; 10, Hayley Aydelott, 33.33, 33.93, 1:07.26; 12, Allie Heckerd, 33.50, 34.14, 1:07.64; 15, Julie Beauchesne, 33.73, 35.07, 1:08.80; 26, Emma Conover, 37.34, 38.25, 1:15.59; 32, Raine Ellison, 41.09, 40.97, 1:22.06; and 42, Frances Bray-Bateman, 44.25, 48.01, 1:32.26

Jane Ouillette, an independent from Belfast, had times of 31.33 and 31.71. Ouillette finished third with a combined time of 1:03.04.

Christie said Morin “had a great week of training” leading up to the meet, while Jones “gets stronger at every race.” He also said Ouillette had a great final home race and, like many Windjammer skiers, will be a contender at the state championships. Christie also praised the efforts of Aydelott, Heckerd, Beauchesne and Conover for the girls squad.

The individual Windjammer boys results (57 finishers) included: 5, Tilden Lincoln, 30.98 first run, 31.53 second run for 1:02.51; 10, Crockett Lalor, 29.97, 33.01, 1:02.98; 26, Thatcher Chamberlin, 35.55, 37.12, 1:12.67; 27, Forest Priestley, 35.25, 37.48, 1:12.73; 31, Eben Kopp, 39.93, 37.01, 1:13.94; 33, Adam Throne, 36.67, 37.81, 1:14.48; and 50, Josiah Farrell, 47.37, 48.80, 1:36.17

Christie said Lincoln had “the race of his career,” while Lalor is “clearly one of the best skiers in the state … and gaining in confidence.” He also said that Chamberlain is “skiing better at every practice.”

Camden Hills Alpine and Nordic skiers will compete in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championships on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Black Mountain in Rumford and Saturday, Feb. 11 at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington.

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