Despite a lack of snow here in Lake County, Lakeview High School and Daly Middle School students are competing in ski competitions. Due to lack of snow around the state however many of the previously scheduled competitions have been moved to Mt. Bachelor, one of the few ski resorts open in the state of Oregon.
“Our skiers are working real hard. It’s always difficult when the main training we are getting is dry training,” commented coach Ken Odegaard. He went on to say that the teams are trying to do as much work on Friday when they get to the mountain before the races on Saturday.
The Lakeview teams have consistently been placing in the top three in their meets. Leading the pack for the Lakeview men’s team is Nate Odegaard, who at the latest meet on Feb. 4 at Mt. Bachelor had shaved over 17 seconds off his combined time from the race on Jan. 18, with a total time of 1:17.830, putting him in 7th place overall. Pierce Schreder placed 15th on Saturday with a combined time of 1:26.630. Rounding out the top thee for the Lakeview men was Coren Odegaard with a combined time of 1:42.440, putting him in 26th place.
The Lakeview women’s team is showing some strong competition. In top spot for the Feb. 1 meet was Cara Albertson, placing 13th overall with a combined time of 1:36.040. Second for girls is Brandi Larson with a combined time of 1:36.560 placing 14th overall. McKenna Albertson is next in line for Lakeview placing 15th with a combined time of 1:36.840.
Madisen Schreder’s performance at the meet on Jan. 25 placed her 9th overall, with a combined time of 1.39.480.
Future races include the Bend Bachelor Butte Bash to be held at Mt. Bachelor on Feb. 8. The Don Lindsey Legacy Race was originally to be scheduled at the Warner Canyon here in Lakeview on Feb. 22, however, due to lack of snow it’s been tentatively rescheduled to be held at Mt. Bachelor.