March 11, 2004
The University of New Mexico Ski Team moved into second place in the NCAA Championships, hosted by the University of Nevada, behind a strong performance from the women's Nordic squad today. Junior Martina Stursova finished fifth and sophomore Trine Lundamo placed seventh in the women's 5K Freestyle race to earn two more All-American honors for the Lobos. UNM has collected 307 points and trails overall leader Denver who has 333 points after day two of the four day event in Truckee, Calif.
Stursova earned her second All-American award after placing second in last year's Freestyle event. It is the first All-American award for Lundamo. Also racing for the Lobos was junior Lena Jensen who placed 15th today. Jensen placed 17th in the 2002 Freestyle event.
Overall the Lobos trail Denver by 24 points and lead defending national champion Utah (204.5) by 2.5 points. Vermont (295.5) sits in fourth place, while Colorado (275.5) is in fifth.
Stursova and Lundamo join senior Jennifer Delich and freshmen Lars Loeseth and Peter Roering as the five Lobos on the 2004 All-American team. UNM's Alpine squad will hit the slopes in Sugar Bowl, Calif., tomorrow in the NCAA Slalom Championships.