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Skiers to Race at the University of Colorado Invite
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/18/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 18, 2004

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The University of New Mexico Ski Team returns to action this weekend in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association's Colorado Invitational. Hosted by the University of Colorado, the Alpine events will take place in Lake Eldora, Colo., while the Nordic races will be held in Boulder, Colo.

The giant slalom races are on Friday, February 20, with the slalom races taking place on Saturday, February 21. The women's 5K and men's 10K classic races will also be held on Friday, February 20. The women's 10K and men's 15K freestyle races will be on Saturday, February 21.

The Lobos have won the last two RMISA meets at Nevada and New Mexico. UNM (1,665) is currently 4.5 points behind Denver (1,669.5) for first place in the RMISA season standings. The Lobos lead defending national champion Utah (1,521) by 144 points and fourth place Colorado (1,500) by 165 points with two meets left in the RMISA regular season race. The top four teams in the RMISA have distanced themselves from the rest of the pack. Nevada (1,057) is in fifth place and is 443 points behind Colorado.

This is the second consecutive season, and the third time in school history, the Lobos have won two RMISA meets. UNM will be attempting to win a third RMISA meet this weekend for the first time in school history.

Freshman Lars Loeseth also has six top-10 finishes this season.


Alpine Notes
* The Alpine team currently ranks second overall in the RMISA with women in first pace and the men in second.
* The men lead the RMISA slalom standings and are in second in the giant slalom.
* The women are in first place in the RMISA giant slalom and second in the slalom standings.
* Senior Jennifer Delich ranks third in the RMISA individual women's GS standings and eighth in the slalom. She has four top-10's this season, including a win in the SL at the New Mexico Invite.
* Junior Helena Woodrow is in 11th place in the RMISA individual women's slalom standings with one top-10 finish.
* Sophomore Gladys Weidt is in sixth place in the RMISA individual women's slalom. She has two top-10's in 2004.
* Sophomore Alexander Freberg ranks 15th in the RMISA men's slalom.
* Sophomore Christian Jensen is in seventh place in the RMISA men's slalom. He has two top-10's this season.
* Freshman Lars Loeseth ranks second in the RMISA men's slalom and sixth in the GS. He has six top-10's combined this season.
* Freshman Alex Mach ranks sixth in the RMISA individual men's slalom standings with one top-10 in 2004.
* Freshman Peter Roering ranks fourth in the RMISA individual men's GS standings and fifth in the slalom. He has five top-10's combined in 2003.

Nordic Notes
* The Nordic team ranks third overall in the RMISA standings with the women in first place and the men in fourth.
* The men are fourth in the RMISA classic and fourth in the freestyle events.
* The women lead the RMISA classic and freestyle standings.
* Junior Lena Jensen ranks second in the RMISA women's classic standings with three top-5 finishes. * Sophomore Trine Lundamo ranks seventh in the RMISA women's freestyle standings. She has two top-10's this season.
* Junior Andrea Roberts ranks sixth in the women's freestyle with three top-10 finishes.
* Junior Martina Stursova ranks first in the RMISA women's classic individual standings and second in the freestyle. She has six top-10 finishes combined, including two wins in the classic and one win in the freestyle. Stursova won both the classic and freestyle races at the New Mexico Invite.
* Freshman Dirk Grimm is in 10th place in the RMISA individual men's classic standings with three top-10's. He also has one top-10 in the freestyle this season.
* Sophomore Geir-Endre Rogn ranks fourth in the RMISA men's individual classic and seventh in the freestyle. He has six combined top-10's this season.

Tuesday, January 06
TBA - 
Skiing
at Women's Giant Slalom
Wednesday, January 07
TBA - 
Skiing
at Men's Giant Slalom
Friday, January 09
TBA - 
Skiing
at Women's Giant Slalom
Saturday, January 10
TBA - 
Skiing
at Men's Giant Slalom
Sunday, January 11
TBA - 
Skiing
vs. Slalom
TBA - 
Skiing
vs. Freestyle (5/10K-Individual Start)
Monday, January 12
TBA - 
Skiing
at Classicial (10/15K-TBA)
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