The Cougar’s Nordic team traveled once again to Lebanon for their final season race before next week’s State Divisional Championships.
The race format was a skiathlon, where competitors first race in the classic technique, then change their equipment in a transition zone and finish the race using freestyle, or skate, technique. The distance of each leg was about 3.5 kilometers, resulting in a total length of approximately 7 k’s.
Four schools were represented: ConVal, Kingswood, Lebanon, and Hanover. The unique format was selected to model the anticipated style of the State Championship competitions in order to give the skiers some practice in this unique event.
Co-captain Eva Calcutt led the Cougars, maintaining her consistent top performance on the team. She was followed across the finish line by Gwen Inglis, Eme Tyler-Wall, Laura Phillips, and Grace Phillips.
The team will head to Great Glen Trails in Gorham on Wednesday, March 3, for their Divisional Championships.