Hopkinton girls, Inter-Lakes boys take XC ski titles
Moultonborough Academy's TJ Marchand looks back to check an early lead he opened up while competing in the Division IV Nordic skiing championship at Legacy Park in Bedford on Thursday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Meanwhile the boys' team from Inter-Lakes of Meredith grabbed the top spot away from rival and two-time champ Hopkinton.
"There's good competition between our two schools. But it's as gentlemanly as can be," said Inter-Lakes coach Steve Olafsen. "The kids all know each other. We enjoy each other but relish the competition."
Meanwhile Hopkinton coach Rob Nadeau felt good about his girls repeating. "We expected our number one and two to finish first and second. And our three and four raced well, too."
But on Thursday, the sun was out and temperatures were in the high 40's, which took a toll on conditions.
Trevor Colby of Inter-Lakes, who tied for first in the Nordic Classic race, said the course became soft in spots. "But I like the course. It's the first time we've skied here."
"This event was supposed to happen last week Tuesday at Great Glen," said Naimie. "Then this past Tuesday it was called again."
Boys' team results: Inter-Lakes (777.5 points), Derryfield (733), Hopkinton (723.5), Moultonborough (692), Profile (684.5), Sunapee (471.5), Bishop Brady (89). Boys' Classic final: Aaron Dobe (Hopkinton) 14:35, Trevor Colby (Inter-Lakes) 14:35 (tied for 1st), T.J. Marchand (Moultonborough) 14:40, Cameron Daly (Inter-Lakes) 14:41, Dustin Leclerc (Derryfield) 14:49, Ben Crosby (Inter-Lakes) 14:50.Boys' Freestyle final: Ben Crosby (Inter-Lakes) 14:49, Cameron Daly (Inter-Lakes) 14:51, John Findley (Inter-Lakes) 15:01, Trevor Colby (Inter-Lakes) 15:07, Gavin Faulkner (Derryfield) 15:24, Bob Euiler (Inter-Lakes) 15:29
Girls' team results: Hopkinton (768 points), Inter-Lakes (738), Profile (722), Moultonborough (721), Derryfield (658), Sunapee (641).Girls' Classic final: Sarah Nadeau (Hopkinton) 15:38, Caroline Sweny (Hopkinton) 17:58, Ayla Crosby (Profile) 18:40, Emilia Pendergast (Inter-Lakes) 18:41, Katie Irwin (Hopkinton) 18:57, Erica Seely (Profile) 19:34.Girls' Freestyle final: Sarah Nadeau (Hopkinton) 15:35, Caroline Sweny (Hopkinton) 17:44, Katie Gallagher (Inter-Lakes) 18:53, Ayla Crosby (Profile) 19:02, Emilia Pendergast (Inter-Lakes) 19:15, Erica Seely (Profile) 19:17