Jan. 15, 2004
The University of New Mexico Ski Team finished the first day of the Nevada Invitational in fourth place overall. The Alpine team led the way with a second place overall finish in the giant slalom in the second Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association race of the 2004 season. Freshman Peter Roering and senior Jennifer Delich placed the highest among the Alpine skiers with a pair of sixth place finishes in the giant slalom.
The lobo women placed fourth overall in the giant slalom. Junior Helena Woodrow placed 11th while sophomore Kathrin Spenider placed 15th to go along with Delich's top-10 finish. Also racing for the Lobo women was sophomore Gladys Weidt (34th).
The men's team were paced by Roering's sixth place finish and freshman Lars Leoseth's eighth place finish. Also scoring for the men was sophomore Christian Jensen who finished in 14th place. The Lobos men scored a total of 65 points, ggod enough for a third place team finish in the giant slalom.
The Nordic team had three skiers finish in the top-10 of today's Freestyle races, led by junior Martina Stursova's sixth place finish in the women's 5K. The Lobo women finished in 5th place overall while the men also skied to a 5th place finish.
Junior Andrea Roberts came up big for the women with a career-best 7th place finish, just behind teammate Stursova. Junior Lena Jensen rounded out the Lobo scoring with a 12th pace showing. Also racing for the Lobo women were sophomore Trine Lundamo (18th), juniors Pirkko Pulkkanen (23rd) and Eva-Lena Aronsson (24th), and sophomore Janelle Kinner (39th).
The men's team was led by sophomore Geir-Endre Rogn's ninth place finish in their 10K race. Freshman Dirk Grimm was the second Lobo to cross the finish line is 13th place. Another freshman, Jedd Young completed the Lobo scoring with a 22nd place finish. Also competing for the Lobos were senior Jacob Zehnder (30th) and freshman Jakub Hamr (35th).
Overall Standings After Day 1 1. Denver * 303 2. Utah * 259 3. Colorado * 244 4. New Mexico * 240 5. Alaska-Anchorage * 212 6. Nevada * 210 7. Montana State * 128 8. Western State * 112 9. Whitman College * 88 10. Boise State * 20