Nordic skiers compete at XC Oregon


Last updated 1/25/2022 at Noon

Evan Eby placed 18th overall to lead the Outlaws contingent at the Oregon XC Nordic ski race held at Mt. Bachelor on Saturday, January 22.

Eby finished the 5-kilometer course in 13:05 in a race that featured skiers from the Northern and Southern and Mt. Hood divisions of the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association (OISRA). A total of 103 competitors completed the skate-style course.

Parke Chapin of Summit cruised to an easy win as the individual champion in 11:00.6.

Kaleb Briggs, in his first season of Nordic skiing, finished mid-pack in 54th place with a time of 16:10. Jackson Griffin, also in his first season, came through in 76th place in 19:40.

Summit won the boys’ team title with just nine points. Sisters finished in seventh place among 10 complete teams, with 71 points.

Neve Gerard of Bend Senior High led 82 girls through the course in a time of 12:37.6. Brooklyn Liddell finished strong with a time of 15:43.5 to place 17th. Ella Bartlett came through next for the Outlaws in 19:17 for 44th place, and Josie Berg placed 63rd in a time of 22:59.

The Outlaw girls finished sixth as a team with 72 points. Bend won the meet with 15 to edge Summit (20) and Mountain View (22).

The teams did not compete in the 3x1-kilometer relays that took place after the main races.

The next competition for the Outlaws takes place close to home on Sunday, January 30, at the Hoodoo Night Race, which commences at 6 p.m.


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