PREP NORDIC SKIING: STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Summit boys, girls sweep state nordic titles

Bulletin staff reports

MOUNT BACHELOR — Summit nordic skiers swept the top three spots in the girls classic race and claimed two of the top three places in the boys classic race Saturday as both teams won their second straight Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association state championships.

Fiona Max, a freshman who won Friday’s girls freestyle race, repeated the feat Saturday, winning the 4.1K classic race in 14 minutes, 23.8 seconds. Teammate Liv Downing was second in 14:43.3, and Fiona’s twin sister Isabel Max was third in 14:44.3. Bend High’s Gemma Munck was fourth in 14:55.6.

The Summit girls also won the 3x1K relay in 8:03, beating Bend, which finished in 8:55. The Storm finished the team championships with a perfect score of 18 points, and Bend was second with 57.

Thomas Schoderbek won the boys classic race in 12:01.6 to defend his combined freestyle and classic state title from 2016. He beat second-place Cole Fuller of Bend by nearly 41 seconds, and Summit’s Will Lange was third at 12:51.2. Schoderbek, Lange and Samuel Schoderbek finished 1-2-3 in the boys combined freestyle and classic standings. The Storm also won the boys 3x1K relay in 6:45 while Hood River was second in 7:13 and Bend was a close third in 7:18.

The Summit boys won the team title with 20 points. Hood River was second with 58, and Bend was third with 83.

Summit has won every team and individual state championship since the OISRA and Oregon High School Nordic organizations reunited before the 2015-16 season.

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