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New Mexico Invite this Weekend at Taos and Red River
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/04/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 4, 2004

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The University of New Mexico Ski Team returns home for the Lobo Invitational in Taos and Red River, N.M. this weekend. The Lobos will be competing in Alpine Slalom and Giant Slalom races at Taos Ski Valley in Taos, N.M. and Nordic Classic and Freestyle races at the Enchanted Forest Ski Area in Red River, N.M.

The women's 5K classic race will start on Friday, February 6 at 9:30 a.m. (M.S.T.) with the men's 10K classic race beginning at 10:30 a.m. (M.S.T.). The women's 5K freestyle race begin on Saturday, February 7 at 9:00 a.m. (M.S.T.) while the men start their 10K freestyle race at 10:00 a.m. (M.S.T.). The giant slalom races will begin at 9:15 a.m. (M.S.T.) on Friday, February 6 with the slalom races beginning at 9:30 a.m. (M.S.T.) on Saturday, February 8.

New Mexico won the last rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association race at Utah with a total of 570 points, seven points ahead of second place Utah. The Lobos are currently in second place in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association with a total of 1085 points. They are 25.5 points behind conference leader Denver, who has 110.5 points, and 25 points ahead of third place Utah with 1060 points.

The Lobos currently lead the RMISA in the men's slalom, women's Nordic, and women's classical standings.

Alpine Notes

* The Alpine team currently ranks second overall in the RMISA with the men also in second place and the women in fourth.
* The men lead the RMISA slalom standings and are in second in the giant slalom.
* The women are in third place in the RMISA giant slalom and fourth in the slalom standings.
* Senior Jennifer Delich ranks fourth in the RMISA individual women's GS standings. She has two top-10's this season.
* Junior Helena Woodrow is in sixth place in the RMISA individual women's slalom standings with one top-10 finish.
* Sophomore Gladys Weidt is in seventh place in the RMISA individual women's slalom. She has one top-10 in 2004.
* Sophomore Alexander Freberg ranks 10th in the RMISA men's slalom.
* Sophomore Christian Jensen is in fifth place in the RMISA men's slalom. He has one top-10 this season.
* Freshman Lars Loeseth ranks second in the RMISA men's slalom and sixth in the GS. He has four top-10's combined this season.
* Freshman Alex Mach ranks third in the RMISA individual men's slalom standings with one top-10 in 2004.
* Freshman Peter Roering ranks third in the RMISA individual men's GS standings. He has three top-10's combined in 2003

Nordic Notes

* The Nordic team ranks second overall in the RMISA standings with both the men and women also in second place.
* The men are fourth in the RMISA classic and fourth in the freestyle events.
* The women lead the RMISA classic and are in fifth in the freestyle standings.
* Junior Lena Jensen ranks second in the RMISA women's classic standings with two top-5 finishes.
* Junior Andrea Roberts ranks seventh in the women's freestyle with two top-10 finishes.
* Junior Martina Stursova ranks first in the RMISA women's classic individual standings and fourth in the freestyle. She has four of top-10 finishes combined.
* Freshman Dirk Grimm is in seventh place in the RMISA individual men's classic standings with two top-10's.
* Sophomore Geir-Endre Rogn ranks third in the RMISA men's individual classic and fifth in the freestyle. He has four combined top-10's this season.

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