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Crook County struggles at state

Both boys and girls team finish last at meet, which was held at Mt. Bachelor


The Crook County High School cross country ski team showed its inexperience as both the boys and girls teams finished last at last weekend’s state championships.

The Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association Nordic Championships were held Friday and Saturday at Mt. Bachelor.

Dustin Seyl led the Cowboys, finishing 32nd in Friday’s 5.4 K skate ski race with a time of 22:07. Seyl came back to lead the Cowboys again on Saturday as he finished 32nd again in the 5.5K?classic ski race with a time of 24:53.

The only other Cowboy to compete in the event was Darnell Gorrosquieta, who finished 47th Friday (45:56), and 43rd Saturday (31:08).

Friday’s skate ski race was won by Alex Martin of Summit with a time of 15:06. Imran Wolfenden I of Mountain View was a close second in 15:44, while Sam King, also of Mountain View, was third in 16:02.

Martin won again on Saturday with a time of 16:52, while Kind was second (17:33), and Wolfenden I was third (18:12).

Mountain View dominated the team championships, scoring 10 points on Friday and nine points Saturday for a total of just 19 points. South Eugene finished a distant second with 44 points, while Ashland was third (90).

Crook County finished sixth with 122 points. Summit, which did not field a complete team on Friday, did not figure in the team scoring at the meet.

On the girls side, Phacelia Cramer, of South Eugene, won both Friday’s and Saturday’s races, finishing with times of 18:03, and 20:52, respectively.

Mountain View’s Sage Hassell was second on Friday with a time of 19:15, while Ashland’s Clara Honsinger took third in 19:19. Saturday, Rylie Nikolaus of Mountain View came away with second place in a time of 21:46, while Honsinger was third again with a time of 21:54.

On Friday, the Cowgirls were led by Maggie Kasberger, who finished 39th with a time of 30:17. Justise Bishop was next in for the Cowgirls with a time of 34:30, while Molly Miller, of Redmond Proficiency, who trains with Crook County, finished 48th with a time of 35:31.

Kasberger led the Cowgirls again on Saturday, taking 47th with a time of 35:16. Miller finished 48th in 36:13, while Bishop took 50th with a time of 43:55.

Mountain View’s girls team was nearly as dominating as the boys team, winning Friday with 14 points and scoring just 13 points in Saturday’s win for a combined total of 27 points.

South Eugene finished second with 33 points, while Ashland came away with third (58). Crook County finished sixth on Friday with 62 points, then came back to take fifth Saturday with 61 points. However, the Cowgirls finished sixth overall as Sheldon scored 57 points on Friday and 61 points Saturday to edge the Cowgirls 118 to 125 for fifth place overall.



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