Feb. 26, 2010
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. --- Anne Cecilie Brusletto won the RMISA women's giant slalom today as the University of New Mexico ski team is in fourth place after the first day of the 2010 NCAA West Regional/Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association. The No. 1-ranked Lobos scored 362 points and are 73 points behind first-place Colorado.
Brusletto, a freshman from Oslo, Norway, earned her third giant slalom win of the season and fourth Alpine win of the season. Senior Malin Hemmingsson and sophomore Jacqueline Hangl scored points to give UNM 95 points after the first event of the day.
The Nordic squads struggled through the classic races with the men finishing third and the women finishing seventh as a team. Junior Linn Klaesson skied for women's points while fighting sickness.
The men's Alpine squad came up with three top-10 finishes to keep the Lobos in the hunt. Junior Thomas Schwab led the Lobos in fourth-place, followed by sophomore Petter Brenna in fifth and freshman Chris Acosta in 10th.
Competition concludes on Saturday with the Nordic freestyle and Alpine slalom races.
NCAA West Regional/RMISA Championships/University of Colorado Laura Sharpe Flood Memorial (Results after 4 events)
1. Colorado, 435; 2. Denver, 410; 3. Alaska-Anchorage, 382; 4. New Mexico, 362; 5. Utah, 356; 6. Nevada, 311; 7. Montana State, 311
New Mexico Individual Results
Women's 5K Classic - 22. Linn Klaesson, 20:22.6
Men's 10K Classic - 7. Eivind Solberg, 34:06.1