The Essex Nordic teams competed at the first day of the state meet held in Craftsbury on Feb. 26. This was the freestyle (skate technique) meet. Races began in the morning with both the boys’ and girls’ five-kilometer skate race, followed by 2.5-kilometer boys’ and girls’ relay in the afternoon. After combining scores from both races the Hornet ladies currently sit in fifth place and the boys at fourth.
Action for both the boys’ and girls’ teams resumed on Tuesday at the second day of the state meet at Rikert ski center in Middlebury. Coach Paul Allison thinks both the boys’ and girls‘ teams were poised to do well heading into the Tuesday event.