Jan. 24, 2004
The University of New Mexico Ski Team held on to win the Nevada Invitational today in Soldier Hollow, Utah. The Lobos got another big day from their women's team who won their third straight race, taking home the freestyle event this afternoon. Junior Martina Stursova led the way with a fifth place finish. The Lobos scored a total of 570 points in the meet, edging defending national champion Utah who scored 563 points.
The Lobo women scored three top-10's in today's race, led by Stursova's season-high finish in the freestyle. Junior Andrea Roberts tied her career-high with her second-straight seventh place finish in the freestyle. Sophomore Trine Lundamo rounded out the Lobo scoring by placing ninth. Also racing for the women were juniors Lena Jensen (13th) and Eva-Lena Aronsson (29th) and sophomore Janelle Kinner (36th).
The men's team skied to a third place finish in their freestyle race. The Lobos were led by sophomore Geir-Endre Rogn's sixth place finish. Freshman Dirk Grimm scored another top-10 by finishing seventh while freshman Jedd Young placed 17th. Also racing for the UNM men were senior Jacob Zehnder (25th) and freshman Jakub Hamr (39th).
The Lobos will return home on February 6-7 for the New Mexico Invite. The Alpine team will race at Taos while the Nordic team will hit the trails in Red River. This is the first Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association meet to be held in New Mexico since the 2002 season.