WILLAMETTE PASS — Mountain View stretched its streak of dominance to seven years in the boys division of the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association nordic championships, which concluded Saturday at Willamette Pass Resort.
The Cougar girls fell short in their bid for a fourth consecutive OISRA team title, but their second-place finish behind South Eugene helped Mountain View retain the association’s combined (boys and girls) team championship.
Sam King of Mountain View won the boys crown in the 4.8-kilometer classic race with a time of 16 minutes, 52 seconds. Summit’s Alex Martin, the winner of Friday’s freestyle event, was second in 17:17. Martin captured the boys combined championship with a time of 31:23; South Eugene’s Trevor Merrifield was second in the combined standings (32:01), and King was third (32:15).
King also skied the opening leg for the Cougars in the 3-x-800-meter relay (classic, classic, skate), which Mountain View won in 7:55. Brothers Adi and Imran Wolfenden skied the other legs for the victorious Cougar relay.
On the girls side Saturday, North Eugene’s Helen Cutting won the classic race in 19:57. Phacelia Cramer of South Eugene, the freestyle winner on Friday, was second in the classic (20:34) and finished first in the girls combined (36:36). Cutting was runner-up in the combined competition (36:45), and Summit’s Micaela Martin, who finished second in the freestyle on Friday and fifth in the classic on Saturday, was third in the combined (37:55).
North Eugene won the girls relay (9:39), followed by South Eugene (9:48) and Mountain View (9:51).
In the team scoring, Mountain View rolled to the boys title with 28 points, followed by South Eugene with 55 and Sheldon of Eugene with 102. South Eugene posted the low team score among the girls with 41 points, followed by Mountain View with 58 and North Eugene with 71.
Combined, Mountain View finished with 86 points to win by 10 points over South Eugene. Ashland finished a distant third in the combined standings with 208 points.