Lobos Win Jade Enterprises/New Mexico Invitational
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/06/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 6, 2010

  • Jade Enterprises/UNM Ski Invitational - Final Results

    RED RIVER/TAOS, N.M. --- The University of New Mexico ski team won the 2010 Jade Enterprises/UNM Invitational today with 961 points. Anne Cecilie Brusletto, Martin Kaas and Petter Brenna won three of the four events on Day 2, while seven more Lobos put up top-10 finishes. UNM out-paced the field by 160 points, ahead of second-place Colorado with 801.

    The Nordic men squad pulled off an amazing 1-2-3-4 finish in the 10-kilometer freestyle. Kaas won his fifth race of the season and second freestyle race of the year, edging out senior Tor-Hakon Hellebostad by 0.4 seconds in second place. Freshman Pierre Niess placed third three second later with junior Simon Reissmann in fourth another 2.4 seconds later. The team earned a perfect 141 points.

    On the women's side, senior Linn Klaesson and sophomore Ingrid Leask for 86 points.

    The Alpine squad won the day in slalom races. Brenna, a sophomore, earned the eighth win of his Lobo career, after taking over first place on the UNM men's Alpine career wins list yesterday with a giant slalom win. Junior Thomas Schwab picked up a third-place finish and freshman Chris Acosta finished sixth to give UNM 131 points.

    Brusletto, a freshman, earned her first slalom win as a Lobo. Freshman Kate Williams placed third, followed by senior Malin Hemmingsson in fifth for 133 points and the team win.

    The Lobos will be off for two weeks before the University of Nevada Invitational, Feb. 19-20 in Reno.

    Jade Enterprises/New Mexico Invitational (Final)
    1. New Mexico, 961;
    2. Colorado, 801; 3. Denver, 785; 4. Utah, 713; 5. Montana State, 694; 6. Nevada, 658; 7. Alaska-Anchorage, 573; 8. Wyoming, 208

    University of New Mexico Finishes

    Women's Slalom
    1. Anne Cecilie Brusletto, 1:43.38; 3. Kate Williams, 1:44.08; 5. Malin Hemmingsson, 1:44.42; 27. Jacqueline Hangl, 1:58.70

    Men's Slalom
    1. Petter Brenna, 1:38.06; 3. Thomas Schwab, 1:38.70; 6. Chris Acosta, 1:39.20; 11. Chriss Salbu, 1:39.64; 15. Olivier Lacaille, 1:40.10; 23. Gary Beresford, 1:40.93

    Women's 10K Freestyle
    4. Linn Klaesson, 33:35.1; 23. Ingrid Leask, 35:17.7

    Men's 10K Freestyle
    1. Eivind Solberg, 28:52.9

    Women's Giant Slalom
    2. Anne Cecilie Brusletto, 2:10.13; 7. Malin Hemmingsson, 2:11.69; 20. Kate Williams, 2:14.28; 32. Jacqueline Hangl, 2:16.91

    Men's Giant Slalom
    1. Petter Brenna, 2:04.61; 2. Thomas Schwab, 2:04.81; 10. Olivier Lacaille, 2:06.67; 13. Chris Acosta, 2:06.88; 29. Gary Beresford, 2:10.81; DNS (2nd run) Chriss Salbu

    Women's 5K Classic
    1. Linn Klaesson, 18:38.9; 21. Ingrid Leask, 19:44.4

    Men's 10K Classic
    1. Eivind Solberg, 32:13.3

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