Feb. 26, 2004
The University of New Mexico Ski Team heads to Crested Butte, Colo. this weekend for the final Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association meet of the season. This meet also doubles as the NCAA West Regional. Hosted by Western State, this weekend's competition could determine which Lobos will make the 12-person roster for the 2004 NCAA Championships on March 10-13.
The Lobos are allowed three representatives from each team, men's alpine, women's alpine, men's Nordic, and women's Nordic, to compete at the NCAA's. For some of the teams, more than three Lobos have already qualified. Results from this weekend will help determine who head coach George Brooks takes to Reno, Nevada for the NCAA Championships.
The giant slalom races are on Friday, February 70, with the slalom races taking place on Saturday, February 28. The women's 5K and men's 10K classic races will also be held on Friday, February 27. The women's 10K and men's 15K freestyle races will be on Saturday, February 28.
New Mexico is still fighting for its first ever RMISA title. The Lobos are in second place in the RMISA standings with 2,214 points. They trail Denver (2252) by 38 points and lead third-place Colorado (2,073.5) by 140.5 points. The Lobos sit atop the standings in the women's giant slalom, men's slalom, women's classic and women's freestyle events.
The Lobos have won twice this year, taking the trophies at New Mexico and Utah. This is the second consecutive season, and the third time in school history, the Lobos have won two RMISA meets. UNM will be attempting to win a third RMISA meet this weekend for the first time in school history.
* The Alpine team currently ranks second overall in the RMISA with both the women and men's in second place overall.
* The men lead the RMISA slalom standings and are in second in the giant slalom.
* The women are in first place in the RMISA giant slalom and third in the slalom standings.
* Senior Jennifer Delich ranks fourth in the RMISA individual women's GS standings and third in the slalom. She has six top-10's this season, including a win in the SL at the New Mexico Invite.
* Junior Helena Woodrow is in 11th place in the RMISA individual women's slalom standings with one top-10 finish.
* Sophomore Gladys Weidt is in ninth place in the RMISA individual women's slalom. She has two top-10's in 2004.
* Sophomore Kathrin Spendier ranks eighth in the RMISA individual women's slalom and giant slalom. She has four combined top-10's.
* Freshman Lars Loeseth ranks second in the RMISA men's slalom and seventh in the GS. He has eight top-10's combined this season.
* Freshman Alex Mach ranks seventh in the RMISA individual men's slalom standings with two top-10 in 2004.
* Freshman Peter Roering ranks fifth in the RMISA individual men's GS standings and fourth in the slalom. He has seven top-10's combined in 2003.
* The Nordic team ranks third overall in the RMISA standings with the women in first place and the men in fourth.
* The men are fourth in the RMISA classic and fourth in the freestyle events.
* The women lead the RMISA classic and freestyle standings.
* Junior Lena Jensen ranks second in the RMISA women's classic standings with three top-5 finishes and one top-10.
* Sophomore Trine Lundamo ranks tenth in the RMISA women's freestyle standings. She has three top-10's this season.
* Junior Andrea Roberts ranks seventh in the women's freestyle with three top-10 finishes.
* Junior Martina Stursova ranks first in the RMISA women's classic individual standings and third in the freestyle. She has eight top-10 finishes combined, including three wins in the classic and one win in the freestyle. Stursova won both the classic and freestyle races at the New Mexico Invite.
* Freshman Dirk Grimm is in 11th place in the RMISA individual men's classic standings with four top-10's. He also has one top-10 in the freestyle this season.
* Sophomore Geir-Endre Rogn ranks fourth in the RMISA men's individual classic and eighth in the freestyle. He has eight combined top-10's this season.