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Reissmann Wins Seawolf Freestyle; Lobos Finish 2nd in UAA Invite, 5th in Seawolf
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/11/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 11, 2009

Seawolf Invitational - Final Results

UAA Invitational - Final Results

ANCHORAGE, Alaska --- A crazy week of skiing wrapped up on Sunday with the final events of the Seawolf Invitational and University of Alaska-Anchorage Invitational. The Seawolf Invitational wrapped up first with the University of New Mexico placing fifth overall with 472.5 points. The Alpine squad finished the day with six top-10 finishes, earning the Lobos second place in the UAA Invitational with 529.5 points.

In the Seawolf Invitational, sophomore Simon Reissmann earned his first collegiate win in the men's 15-kilometer skate mass start (freestyle) with the top time of 40:42.4. The Lobos finished third in the event with junior Tor-Hakon Hellebostad's 10th-place finish, his best collegiate finish, and sophomore Martin Kaas' 13th-place finish. For Kaas, it was his second top-15 finish of the week, best finishes in his collegiate career.

The women's Nordic squad struggled on the final day of the Seawolf with all three racers placing in the top-25, but none in the top-10. Junior Polina Ermoshina was the Lobos' top finisher in 13th in the 10-kilometer skate mass start (freestyle) with a time of 33:59.5.

Freshman Petter Brenna showed again why he is considered to be one of the top Alpine racers on the collegiate circuit with a second-place finish in the UAA men's slalom race on Sunday with a time of 1:36.60, just 0.07 off the leader Gabriel Rivas of Colorado. Freshman Nikolai Herlofson Finne placed sixth and sophomore Thomas Schwab was tied for ninth.

Four top-11 finishes put the Alpine women second in the giant slalom on Sunday. Sophomore Estelle Pecherandt-Charmet finished third, edging out teammate Stefanie Demetz in fourth. Junior Malin Hemmingsson earned the final points for the Lobos in 10th place, just 0.02 seconds ahead of Lobo senior Karin Ohlin in 11th.

UNM continues the season this week a the 15th Annual University of Colorado/Laura Sharpe Flood Memorial Ski Invitational with Alpine events at Eldora Ski Resort (Jan. 14-16) and Nordic races set for Aspen (Jan. 16-17).

Final Seawolf Invitational Standings (8 events)
1. Alaska-Anchorage - 554
2. Utah - 538
3. Colorado - 514.5
4. Denver - 506.5
5. New Mexico - 472.5
6. Nevada - 383.5
7. Montana State - 340
8. Whitman - 183
9. Wyoming - 42

Men's 15K Classical
1. Simon Reissmann - 40:42.4
10. Tor-Hakon Hellebostad - 41:32.2
13. Martin Kaas - 42:14.0
21. Christoffer Callesen - 43:04.9
27. Rick Grahn - 43:43.4
38. Peter Landl - 46:02.2
39. Casey Dyck - 46:56.7

Women's 10K Classical
13. Polina Ermoshina - 33:59.5
20. Melanie Zemp - 35:54.5
25. Svenja Niemeier - 36:20.3

Final UAA Invitational Standings (8 events)
1. Colorado - 542
2. New Mexico - 529.5
3. Alaska-Anchorage - 529
4. Utah - 492.5
5. Denver - 481
6. Montana State - 396
7. Nevada -350
8. Whitman - 186
9. Wyoming - 47

Men's Slalom
2. Petter Brenna - 1:36.60
6. Nikolai Herlofson Finne - 1:37.99
t9. Thomas Schwab - 1:38.70
DNF 2nd Run - Olivier Lacaille

Women's Giant Slalom
3. Estelle Pecherand-Charmet - 1:47.82
4. Stefanie Demetz - 1:48.52
10. Malin Hemmingsson - 1:49.56
11. Karin Ohlin - 1:49.58
DNF 2nd Run - Jacqueline Hangl

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