Lobos in Third Place at Colorado
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/21/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 21, 2004

The University of New Mexico Ski Team is in third placed after the first day of the Laura Sharpe Flood Memorial Ski Meet host by the University of Colorado. The Lobos competed in Nordic classic races and the Alpine giant slalom in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association event on Friday. RMISA leading Denver is in first place with 286 points while host Colorado is in second with 270 points, followed by New Mexico with 267 points.

Lobo junior Nordic skier Martina Stursova won her fourth straight RMISA race with a first place finish in the women's 5K Classic race. Junior Lena Jensen and sophomore Trine Lundamo also had top-10 finishes for the Lobos, placing seventh and eighth, respectively. Also racing for the Lobos were juniors Andrea Roberts (13th) and Pirkko Pulkkanen (29th) and sophomore Janelle Kinner (34th).

The men's Nordic squad was led by sophomore Geir Endre-Rogn's second place finish in the 10K classic, his best showing of the season in a RMISA event. Freshman Dirk Grimm scored his seventh top-10 of the season with a 10th place finish. Rounding out the Lobos' scoring for the men's team was freshman Jedd Young who placed 17th. Also racing for New Mexico was senior Jacob Zehnder (21st).

The Alpine women got a pair of top-10 finishes in the giant slalom from senior Jennifer Delich (4th) and sophomore Kathrin Spendier (8th). Also scoring for the Lobos was junior Helena Woodrow with an 18th place finish. Other Lobo women competing in Friday's giant slalom were sophomores Jennifer Shively (27th) and Gladys Weidt (DNF).

The men's Alpine team also had two skiers finish in the top-10, including freshmen Peter Roering (5th) and Lars Loeseth (8th). Sophomore Alexander Freberg's 22nd place finish completed the men's scoring in the giant slalom. Other Lobos racing on Friday included sophomore Christian Jensen (32nd) and freshman Alex Mach (DNF).

The Lobos will complete the RMISA Colorado event on Saturday with the Nordic freestyle and Alpine slalom races.