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Nordic Skiers to Compete at Utah
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/21/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 21, 2004

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The University of New Mexico Ski Team is completing the Utah Invitational with the Nordic races this weekend at Soldier Hollow, Utah. The Lobos will compete in the 5/10K Classic race on Friday, January 23, and the 10/15K Freestyle on Saturday, January 24. The Alpine team skied to a first place finish in the Utah Invite on January 11-12.

New Mexico finished last week's RMISA Nevada Invitational in third place overall. The Lobos are currently in second place in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association with a total of 802 points. They are 50.5 points behind conference leader Denver, who has 852.5 points, and 37 points ahead of third place Utah with 765 points.

The Lobos currently lead the RMISA men's slalom and women's classic standings and are in second place in the men's giant slalom category.

Following the Nordic portion of the Utah meet, New Mexico will host the 2004 Michelobo Invitational in Taos and Red River, N.M. The Nordic team will race in Red River at the Enchanted Forest Ski Area while the Alpine team will ski at Taos Ski Valley on February 6-7, 2004.

Nordic Notes
* The Nordic team ranks fifth overall in the RMISA standings with the men in fourth place and the women second.
* The men are fourth in the RMISA classic and fifth 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 one top-5 finish.
* Junior Andrea Roberts ranks seventh in the women's freestyle with one top-10 finish.
* Junior Martina Stursova ranks third in the RMISA women's classic individual standings and sixth in the freestyle. She has a pair of top-10 finishes combined.
* Freshman Dirk Grimm is in 10th place in the RMISA individual men's classic standings with one top-10.
* Sophomore Geir-Endre Rogn ranks fourth in the RMISA men's individual classic and ninth in the freestyle. He has a pair of combined top-10's this season.

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.

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)
Friday, January 23
TBA - 
Skiing
at Freestyle (5/10K-Individual Start)
Saturday, January 24
TBA - 
Skiing
at Classicial (5/20K-Mass Start)
Sunday, January 25
TBA - 
Skiing
at Slalom
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