Jan. 23, 2004
The University of New Mexico women's Nordic team won its second consecutive classic race in Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association competition at the Utah Invitational in Soldier Hollow, Utah, today. Junior Martina Stursova recorded her first collegiate win in the women's 5K. New Mexico (429) kept its slim lead over Denver (416) and Utah (412) in the overall meet standings with solid performances form both the men's and women's team.
Junior Lena Jensen skied to her second-straight second place finish, just one second behind Stursova. Sophomore Trine Lundamo placed 13th to round out the Lobo scoring for the women's team. Also racing for New Mexico were, juniors Andrea Roberts (16th), and Eva-Lena Aronsson (20th) and sophomore Janelle Kinner (38th).
The men's team was led by sophomore Geir-Endre Rogn's fourth place finish followed by freshman Dirk Grimm in eighth place. Fellow freshman Jedd Young completed the scoring for the men with a 19th place finish in the 10K classic. Also racing for the Lobo men were senior Jacob Zehnder (22nd) and freshman Jakub Hamr (27th). The men finished tied for third with Alaska-Anchorage in the team standings. Denver and Utah tied for the win in today's men's race.
The Utah Invitational concludes tomorrow with the Nordic freestyle races in Soldier Hollow. The Lobo will try to put away the rest of the RMISA and bring their first collegiate win of the season back to Albuquerque.