Bend skiers Santi Ocariz (XC Oregon) and Ollie Burress (XC Oregon) took first and second, respectively, in the 30K freestyle race outside of Bend today. Ocariz finished in 1 hour, 3 minutes and 3 seconds, while Burress crossed the line less than a minute later in 1:04:16. Sam Cordell (Madshus/Mt. Borah) of Parkdale was third in 1:04:36.
Bend women swept the women's overall podium in the 30K as Mary Wellington (XC Oregon) took first (1:18:30), Alyce Pearce finished second (1:20:40) and Anna Schulz (MBSEF) crossed the line in third (1:24:59).
The times were fast and the grooming was marginal. But it was sunny and all (most) had a good time. Post-race beer and snacks at WebSkis/WebCyclery seemed to make everything better for the bruised and battered. This correspondent grew up in Tennessee and found the icy, uneven conditions to be quite challenging.
The 2013 edition of the Great Nordeen course started at Mt. Bachelor's West Village and finished at Wanoga Sno Park. Options for a 30K and a 17K were available.
Sorry for the incomplete results. Chainbreaker IPA lured me away from the results sheets before I was able to capture all the pages. Check mbsef.org soon for full results. In the 30K race, there were 123 finishers.