Jan. 14, 2005
The University of New Mexico ski team climbed into third place at the Alaska-Anchorage meet in Jackson,Wyo., today. The Lobos got strong performances from their men's Alpine and women's Nordic squads, moving them up one spot in the standings.
The women's Nordic team recorded 71 points in the 5K Classic race today. Junior Trine Lundamo led New Mexico with a third place showing. Also scoring for the Lobos were freshman Tiffany Callahan and senior Pirkko Pulkkanen, finishing ninth and tenth, respectively. Senior Andrea Roberts also raced for UNM today, finishing 15th overall.
The men's Nordic team placed sixth in their 10K Classic race. Junior Geir-Endre Rogn skied to a 10th place showing in his first action of the season. Sophomores Dirk Grimm and Jedd Young placed 19th and 21st, respectively. Freshman Inge Kristofferson also raced for New Mexico, placing 22nd.
The men's Alpine team picked up 62 points in the slalom, led by sophomore Lars Loeseth who finished fourth overall. Sophomore Alex Mach placed 14th in the race, while senior Alexander Freberg completed UNM's scoring with a 27th place finish. Sophomore Peter Roering skied to a 43rd place finish.
The Lobo women garnered 49 points in their slalom race. Freshman Lene Kaasa led the Lobos with a 14th place showing, while junior Kathrin Spendier finished 17th. Senior Helena Woodrow also scored for UNM, finishing 28th. Freshman Staci Rixford (30th), junior Gladys Weidt (52nd) and junior Jennifer Shively (DNF) also raced for New Mexico.
The Lobos have a two-day total of 353.3 points, trailing only Utah (374) and Denver (414) in the meet. Racing will conclude on Saturday with the Nordic freestyle races.