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Lobos Take Top-2 Spots in Men's Giant Slalom
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/24/2005
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 24, 2005

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The University of New Mexico ski team traveled to Bozeman, Mont., to complete the UNM Invite which was postponed two weeks ago in Taos, N.M., due to bad weather. New Mexico took the top-2 spots in the men's giant slalom, skiing to a third place finish in the meet.

Denver took the overall top spot with 583 points, followed by Colorado with 561 points. The Lobos' 526 kept them in front of Utah (512.5) who placed fourth.

Sophomore Lars Loeseth won his second straight race, taking the men's giant slalom title with a two-run time of 1:38.63. He edged teammate Alex Mach by less than a second, who scored a career-high second place finish with a time of 1:39.37. Senior Alexander Freberg completed the Lobos' scoring with an 18th place showing. Sophomore Peter Roering also raced for New Mexico, placing 26th. UNM's 76 points in the men's giant slalom tied Denver for the win in the event.

The women competed in slalom races with the Lobos placing fifth overall. Junior Gladys Weidt had her best showing of the season, placing ninth. Junior Kathrin Spendier and senior Helena Woodrow finished off UNM's scoring with 23rd and 24th place finishes, respectively.

UNM will compete in the 2005 NCAA West Regional starting tomorrow at Montana State. Friday's action includes the men's 10K and women's 5K Nordic Classic races and the Alpine giant slalom events. Saturday's action will include men's 20K and women's 15K Nordic freestyle and the Alpine slalom races. Performance a the NCAA West Regionals will help determine New Mexico's roster at the 2005 NCAA Championships in Stowe, Vt., on March 9-12. The Lobos will be trying to defend the school's first ever NCAA title from last season.

Junior Gladys Weidt had a season-high ninth place finish in the women's slalom.


Women's Slalom
1. Rachel Roosevelt - CU - 1:29.62
2. Jaana-Maari Vaelmiaeki - UNR - 1:29.66
3. Lucie Zikova - CU - 1:30.06
4. Florence Roujas - IND - 1:30.31
5. Lina Johansson - UU - 1:30.71
6. Erika Hogan - CU - 1:30.71
7. Kaine Falck-Pedersen - DU - 1:30.85
8. April Mancuso - UU - 1:30.99
9. Gladys R Weidt - UNM - 1:31.23
10. Pia Rivelsrud - DU - 1:31.34
23. Kathrin Spendier - UNM - 1:35.97
24. Helena A. Woodrow - UNM - 1:36.15

Men's Giant Slalom
1. Lars Loeseth Sunde - UNM - 1:38.63
2. Alex Mach - UNM - 1:39.37
3. David W. Lamb - DU - 1:39.54
4. Todd Ligare - DU - 1:39.58
5. Joel Robert Adams - CU - 1:39.63
6. Mark Heinrich-Wallace - UU - 1:39.76
7. Christian Ringvold - UAA - 1:39. 83
8. Miles Cooke - CU - 1:39.92
9. Andreas Neuhauser - UAA - 1:39.94
10. Ian G. Dunlop - DU - 1:39.96
18. Alex Freburg - UNM - 1:41.13
24. Petter Roering - UNM - 1:41.97

New Mexico Invite Final Standings
1. Denver - 583
2. Colorado - 561
3. New Mexico - 526
4. Utah - 512.5
5. Montana State - 386
6. Nevada - 359.5
7. Whitman - 218
8. Western State - 205
9. Alaska Anchorage - 153
10. Boise State - 107

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)
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