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Lobos Take 3rd At NCAA Ski Championships; Kaas National Runner-up Men's Freestyle
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/13/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 13, 2010

  • 2010 NCAA National Championships - Final Results

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. --- The University of New Mexico ski team gave a repeat performance at the 2010 NCAA National Championships finishing the meet in third place with 677 points. Junior Martin Kaas was the national runner-up in the men's 20-kilometer freestyle race, while senior Polina Ermoshina earned her 7th All-America honor in eight tries. Ermoshina joins former Lobos Lars Loeseth and Kristina Strandberg as the most decorated skiers in UNM history. For Kaas it was his fourth All-America finish in four NCAA career races.

    The 1-2-3 team finish order was a repeat of 2009 with Denver defending its 2008 and 2009 titles with 785.5 points, followed by Colorado with 714 in second. Since 1983, UNM has never finished lower than 9th at the NCAA national championships. It is the fourth time in seven years that the Lobos have finished third or better.

    "I think it was a very good performance," said Lobo head coach Fredrik Landstedt. "They fought really hard for it. We didn't have everything going our way. We came in, obviously, wanting to win it and had a chance to win it. It was hard the first day with Denver being almost perfect in the giant slalom. It was a battle for sure after that and we were lacking a little bit. The women's Nordic was lacking one skier and that hurt us a little bit. Overall, though it was a great performance."

    The final day of the championships began with the men's race. Kaas battled in the front group over the whole course and sprinted hard at the end, just missing the title by 1.2 seconds. With senior Tor-Hakon Hellebostad's 15th-place and freshman Pierre Niess' 24th-place finishes, the Lobo men finished third as a team with 88 points, to keep UNM in second place.

    "This was pretty awesome," said Kaas. "It was my main goal for the season to get on the podium at the NCAAs. I made it and it is just incredible right now. It was an incredibly hard course and the field was hammering the whole way, so it was a hard race. It was mentally hard. I just had to stay in front the whole way."

    The women started their race at a disadvantage with only two racers, compared to Denver and Colorado with a full contingent of three. Ermoshina stayed in the front pack for a majority of the race before DU and CU racers pulled away. The Moscow, Russia, native also sprinted at the end of her race, pushing past a DU racer to take 6th place. Her finish, along with Linn Klaesson's 23rd-place finish, kept UNM on the overall team podium with the 3rd-place finish.

    The Lobo Alpine and Nordic men won the men's team title with 355 points, 21 points ahead of Denver. The Alpine men and women finished second for the Alpine title with 389, 19 points behind the Pioneers.

    Note on Hemmingsson's NCAA Women's Slalom National Title Win on Friday night: Malin Hemmingsson won the 2010 race in an impressive two-run time of 1:19.91, and in the process became just the second woman to win three NCAA slalom titles, joining Vermont's Gabriella Hamberg, who did it in the late 1980s. She's just third to win three in women's alpine; Utah's Christl Hager captured three giant slaloms in the mid-1990s.

    "Winning again was pretty amazing," said Hemmingsson. "I was pretty excited. (Winning) three times is kind of crazy. I didn't think it was possible. I kind of knew when I got to the hill that today was going to be my day."

    Results links and photo gallery and blog updates are available on GoLobos.com.

    2010 NCAA National Championship Results (Final)
    1. Denver, 785.5; 2. Colorado, 714; 3. New Mexico, 677; 4. Utah, 595; 5. Dartmouth, 523; 6. Vermont, 516.5; 7. Alaska-Anchorage, 506; 8. Montana State, 402; 9. New Hampshire, 303; 10. Middlebury, 270.5; 11. Nevada, 258; 12. Williams, 176; 13. Colby, 172.5; 14. Northern Michigan, 166; 15. Alaska-Fairbanks, 118; 16. Bates, 98; 17. Wisconsin-Green Bay, 88; 18. St. Lawrence, 75; 19. Michigan Tech, 30; 20. Wellesley, 25; 21. St. Michael's, 19; 22. Gustavus Adolphus, 7.

    2010 Lobo All-Americans
    Women's 15-kilometer freestyle - Polina Ermoshina
    Men's 20-kilometer freestyle - Martin Kaas (national runner-up)
    Women's Slalom - Malin Hemmingsson (national champion), Anne Cecilie Brusletto, Kate Williams
    Men's Slalom - Petter Brenna, Chris Acosta
    Women's 5-kilometer Classic - Polina Ermoshina
    Men's 10-kilometer Classic - Martin Kaas, Pierre Niess
    Women's Giant Slalom - Malin Hemmingsson, Anne Cecilie Brusletto
    Men's Giant Slalom - Thomas Schwab

    Men's 20-Kilometer Freestyle
    1. Franz Bernstein, UVM, 49:19.7; 2. Martin Kaas, UNM, 49:20.9; 3. Matt Gelso, CU, 49:23.5; 4. Harald Loevenskiold, DU, 49:26.0; 5. Bernhard Roenning, MSU, 49:27.7; 6. Tyler Reinking, MSU, 49:31.1; 7. Ryan Scott, MSU, 49:32.6; 8. Patrick Johnson, MID, 49:33.6; 9. Lex Treinen, UAA, 49:41.6; 10. Santiago Ocariz, UWG, 49:44.3; 11. Michael Schallinger, UAA, 49:47.4; 12. Didrik Smith, UU, 49:48.7; 13. Benjamin Knowles, SLU, 49:49.5; 14. Dimitri Luthi, WIL, 49:50.1; 15. Tor-Hakon Hellebostad, UNM, 49:50.8; 16. Jesper Ostensen, CU, 49:57.9; 17. Martin Liljemark, UU, 49:59.4; 18. Andrew Dougherty, DU, 50:02.0; 19. Vegard Kjoelhamar, CU, 50:15.5; 20. Charlie Smith, UN, 50:31.8; 21. Kristian Soerlund, DU, 50:34.4; 22. Miles Havlick, UU, 50:35.4; 23. Elias Bucher, UN, 50:36.3; 24. Pierre Niess, UNM, 50:38.3; 25. Nils Koons, DAR, 50:40.1; 26. Eric Packer, DAR, 50:41.1; 27. Patrick O'Brien, DAR, 50:41.4; 28. Eric Wolcott, SLU, 50:44.0; 29. Dylan McGuffin, UNH, 51:13.8; 30. George Cartwright, NMU, 51:43.4; 31. Tyler Kornfield, UAF, 52:00.0; 32. Tor Christopherson, UAA, 52:02.5; 33. Oskar Lund, MTU, 52:11.4; 34. Chris Bowler, NMU, 52:18.1; 35. John Parry, UAF, 52:34.1; 36. Zachary Wetherell, SLU, 53:02.8; 37. Wyatt Fereday, CBC, 53:25.2; 38. Kevin Cutts, NMU, 54:19.5; 39. Jens Brabbit, GAC, 55:09.5.

    Women's 15-Kilometer Freestyle
    1. Antje Maempel, DU, 41:03.0; 2. Alexa Turzian, CU, 41:09.0; 3. Eliska Hajkova, CU, 41:42.5; 4. Maria Graefnings, UN, 42:23.7; 5. Rosie Brennan, DAR, 42:25.9; 6. Linn Klaesson's, UNM, 45:08.5; 24. Ida Sargent, DAR, 45:09.4; 25. Claire Egan, WC, 45:12.9; 26. Aurelia Korthauer, UAF, 45:16.6; 27. Katie Bono, DAR, 45:21.2; 28. Caitlin Curran, UVM, 45:23.6; 29. Anya Bean, UNH, 45:34.8; 30. Alice Nelson, WIL, 45:39.5; 31. Sarah MacCarthy, UU, 45:51.2; 32. Natalie Ruppertsberger, BAT, 46:07.1; 33. Jennie Bender, UVM, 46:21.4; 34. Christina Gillis, NMU, 47:02.2; 35. Natasha Kullas, UNH, 47:11.7; 36. Lauren Fritz, MID, 47:13.2; 37. Theresia Schnurr, UAF, 47:50.2 38. Kristin Ronnestrand, UN, 48:18.1; Did Not Finish: Henna Riikonen-Purtsi, MTU.

    Men's Slalom
    1. Andreas Adde, UAA, 1:14.91; 2. Torjus Krogdahl, UU, 1:15.03; 3. David Donaldson, UVM, 1:15.30; 4. Petter Brenna, UNM, 1:15.67; 5. Ace Tarberry, DAR, 1:15.81; 6. Bobby Poehling, MID, 1:16.22; 7. Vince Lebrun-Fortin, CBC, 1:16.48; 8. Chris Acosta, UNM, 1:16.61; 9. Josh Kernan, CBC, 1:16.68; 10. Ben Manter, BAT, 1:16.70; 11. A.J. Avrin, DU, 1:16.72; 12. Jake Lund, MID, 1:16.75; 13. Kyle Kung, UU, 1:16.87; 14. Paul Atkinson, UNH, 1:17.14; 15. Drew Roberts, CU, 1:17.18; 16. Max Lamb, UU, 1:17.20; 17. Andreas Kilde, DU, 1:17.36; 18. Alex Dyroff, WIL, 1:17.74; 19. Chris Colpitts, UVM, 1:17.89; 20. Thomas Schwab, UNM, 1:17.94; 21. Mike Cremeno, UNH, 1:18.00; 22. Leif Haugen, DU, 1:18.39; 23. Spencer Nelson, CU, 1:19.17; 24. Trevor Leafe, DAR, 1:21.08; 25. Martin Harris, UN, 1:23.16; 26. Halfdan Falkum-Hansen, UAA, 1:23.21; 27. Brad Harden, SMC, 1:23.91; 28. Willie Ford, UNH, 1:29.03; 29. Erik Gilbert, UVM, 1:32.85; 30. Michael Mackie, MSU, 1:34.51; 31. Chris Barber, MSU, 1:38.80; 32. Bump Heldman, BAT, 1:52.64; 33. Luke McLaughry, DAR, 2:04:16; 34. Bryan Schpall, MID, 2:19.38. Disqualified (1st run): Gabriel Rivas, CU.

    Women's Slalom
    1. Malin Hemmingsson, UNM, 1:19.91; 2. Lindsay Cone, DU, 1:20.68; 3. Anna Kocken, UU, 1:21.00; 4. Anne Cecilie Brusletto, UNM, 1:21.03; 5. Carolina Nordh, CU, 1:21.18; 6. Erika Ghent, CU, 1:21.61; 7. Katie Hartman, CU, 1:21.86; 8. Veronique Archambault-Leger, UNH, 1:22.02; 9. Kate Williams, UNM, 1:22.14; 10. Ida Dillingoeen, DU, 1:22.15; 11. Kelsey Roddick, DAR, 1:22.50; 12. Petra Gantnerova, UAA, 1:22.54; 13. Annie Rendall, DAR, 1:22.65; 14. Lyndee Janowiak, UVM, 1:22.95; 15. Kayla Fry, UAA, 1:22.97; 16. Valerie Kechian, UVM, 1:23.15; 17. Sofia Smith, UU, 1:23.16; 18. Jennie VanWagner, DU, 1:23.17; 19. Geordie Lonza, WIL, 1:23.33; 20. Courtney Hammond, DAR, 1:23.38; 21. Aileen Farrell, UNH, 1:23.64; 22. Nicole Poleschuk, UN, 1:24.12; 23. Nicole Dvorak, MID, 1:24.33; 24. Dana Breakstone, CBC, 1:25.03; 25. Emily Porter, WIL, 1:25.32; 26. Amy Lattimer, MSU, 1:26.53; 27. Amy Harris, UN, 1:26.83; 28. Marie-Elaine Lepine, UNH, 1:29.75; 29. Alexandra Parker, UAA, 1:30.33; 30. Meg Ryley, UVM, 1:38.14; 31. Laurel Carter, WIL, 1:49.89; 32. Tasha Woodworth, MID, 1:56.63; 33. Eva Huckova, UU, 1:57.95; 34. Erika Horst, UN, 3:14.99. Did Not Start (2nd run): Ashley-Kate Durham, SLU.

    Women's 5-Kilometer Classic
    1. Antje Maempel, DU, 16:03.4; 2. Rosie Brennan, DAR, 16:50.1; 3. Mari Elden, DU, 17:07.1; 4. Joanne Reid, CU, 17:09.9; 5. Kaelin Kiesel, MSU, 17:11.8; 6. Linn Klaesson's, UNM, 19:34.9; 34. Rose Kemp, UU, 19:36.3; 35. Sarah MacCarthy, UU, 19:38.6; 36. Alice Nelson, WIL, 19:40.1; 37. Christina Gillis, NMU, 19:44.0; 38. Anya Bean, UNH, 20:19.3; 39. Mellie Park, MSU, 20:23.1

    Men's 10-kilometer Classic
    1. Matt Gelso, CU, 29:25.5; 2. Franz Bernstein, UVM, 29:49.7; 3. Charlie Smith, UN, 29:54.0; 4. Vegard Kjoelhamar, CU, 29:54.5; 5. Martin Kaas, UNM, 29:57.1; 6. Bernhard Roenning, MSU, 30:01.6; 7. Pierre Niess, UNM, 30:03.6; 8. Miles Havlick, UU, 30:09.3; 9. Michael Schallinger, UAA, 30:11.0; 10. Dylan McGuffin, UNH, 30:17.9; 11. Patrick Johnson, MID, 30:32.2; 12. Tor-Hakon Hellebostad, UNM, 30:38.0; 13. Santiago Ocariz, UWG, 30:40.0; 14. Ryan Scott, MSU, 30:41.0; 15. Dimitri Luthi, WIL, 30:41.9; 16. Martin Liljemark, UU, 30:47.1; 17. Didrik Smith, UU, 30:47.4; 18. Kristian Soerlund, DU, 30:47.4; 19. Andrew Dougherty, DU, 30:49.1; 20. Jesper Ostensen, CU, 30:49.8; 21. Lex Treinen, UAA, 30:49.9; 22. John Parry, UAF, 30:52.7; 23. Harald Loevenskiold, DU, 30:59.2; 24. Patrick O'Brien, DAR, 30:59.5; 25. Tyler Kornfield, UAF, 31:00.0; 26. Kevin Cutts, NMU, 31:01.1; 27. Nils Koons, DAR, 31:01.3; 28. George Cartwright, NMU, 31:16.1; 29. Oskar Lund, MTU, 31:22.8; 30. Chris Bowler, NMU, 31:24.2; 31. Elias Bucher, UN, 31:24.7; 32. Eric Packer, DAR, 31:42.2; 33. Benjamin Knowles, SLU, 31:55.1; 34. Jens Brabbit, GAC, 31:57.6; 35. Tyler Reinking, MSU, 32:13.3; 36. Wyatt Fereday, CBC, 32:24.1; 37. Tor Christopherson, UAA, 32:24.3; 38. Eric Wolcott, SLU, 32:32.8; 39. Zachary Wetherell, SLU, 32:58.4

    Women's Giant Slalom
    1. Eva Huckova, UU, 1:54.54; 2. Lindsay Cone, DU, 1:55.48; 3. Katie Hartman, CU, 1:55.86; 4. Malin Hemmingsson, UNM, 1:56.04; 5. Ida Dillingoeen, DU, 1:56.24; 6. Anne Cecilie Brusletto, UNM, 1:56.35; 7. Sofia Smith, UU, 1:57.33; 8. Courtney Hammond, DAR, 1:57.55; 9. Jennie VanWagner, DU, 1:57.64; 10 (tie). Meg Ryley, UVM, 1:57.65 and Alexandra Parker, UAA, 1:57.65; 12. Erika Ghent, CU, 1:57.90; 13. Lyndee Janowiak, UVM, 1:57.96; 14. Anna Kocken, UU, 1:58.14; 15. Marie-Elaine Lepine, UNH, 1:58.21; 16. Kate Williams, UNM, 1:58.26; 17. Kelsey Roddick, DAR, 1:58.40; 18. Ashley-Kate Durham, SLU, 1:58.41; 19. Petra Gantnerova, UAA, 1:58.43; 20. Valerie Kechian, UVM, 1:58.48; 21. Geordie Lonza, WIL, 1:58.60; 22. Veronique Archambault-Leger, UNH, 1:58.73; 23 (tie). Dana Breakstone, CBC and Nicole Dvorak, MID, 1:58.99; 25. Carolina Nordh, CU, 1:59.04; 26. Aileen Farrell, UNH, 1:59.23; 27. Annie Rendall, DAR, 1:59.36; 28. Amy Lattimer, MSU, 2:00.16; 29. Emily Porter, WIL, 2:03.30; 30. Tasha Woodworth, MID, 2:03.57; 31. Laurel Carter, WIL, 2:04.75; 32. Kayla Fry, UAA, 2:07.77; 33. Nicole Poleschuk, UN, 2:14.63; 34. Amy Harris, UN, 2:47.74; 35. Erika Horst, UN, 5:06.72

    Men's Giant Slalom
    1. Leif Haugen, DU, 1:48.84; 2. Ace Tarberry, DAR, 1:49.01; 3. David Donaldson, UVM, 1:49.13; 4. Bryan Schpall, MID, 1:49.28; 5. A.J. Avrin, DU, 1:49.63; 6. Chris Colpitts, UVM, 1:49.73; 7. Thomas Schwab, UNM, 1:49.79; 8. Andreas Kilde, DU, 1:49.90; 9 (tie). Torjus Krogdahl, UU and Andreas Adde, UAA, 1:50.30; 11. Mike Cremeno, UNH, 1:50.39; 12. Kyle Kung, UU, 1:50.70; 13. Max Lamb, UU, 1:50.71; 14. Michael Mackie, MSU, 1:50.98; 15. Chris Acosta, UNM, 1:51.03; 16. Gabriel Rivas, CU, 1:51.04; 17. Trevor Leafe, DAR, 1:51.08; 18. Halfdan Falkum-Hansen, UAA, 1:51.11; 19. Erik Gilbert, UVM, 1:51.18; 20. Jake Lund, MID, 1:51.34; 21. Spencer Nelson, CU, 1:51.46; 22. Vince Lebrun-Fortin, CBC, 1:51.52; 23. Josh Kernan, CBC, 1:51.63; 24. Bump Heldman, BAT, 1:51.66; 25. Chris Barber, MSU, 1:51.67; 26. Ben Manter, BAT, 1:51.68; 27. Drew Roberts, CU, 1:58.81; 28. Bobby Poehling, MID, 1:59.13; 29. Petter Brenna, UNM, 1:59.18; 30. Willie Ford, UNH, 2:00.91; 31. Luke McLaughry, DAR, 2:05.91; 32. Paul Atkinson, UNH, 2:09.70; 33. Martin Harris, UN, 2:19.79; 34. Brad Harden, SMC, 2:22.36; 35. Alex Dyroff, WIL, 2:27.11

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