Feb. 28, 2004
The University of New Mexico Ski team is in second place, with a total of 254 points, after the first day of the 2004 NCAA West Regional hosted by Western State College in Crested Buttte, Colo. Denver leads the event with 291 points, while Alaska-Anchorage is in third place at 239 points. Senior Jennifer Delich was the highest finishing Lobo in the first day of competition, taking third place in the women's Slalom.
Sophomore Jennifer Shively (7th) and junior Helena Woodrow (9th) combined with delich to lead the women's Slalom team to a second place overall finish in the women's slalom. Other Lobos racing Friday were sophomores Jennifer Shively (34th) and Gladys Weidt (DNF).
The Alpine men's top finishers were freshman Peter Roering (11th), sophomore Christian Jensen (12th), and freshman Alex Mach (14th). Other Lobo men racing in the Slalom were Lars Loeseth (35th) and Alexander Freberg (DNF).
The women's Nordic team was led by junior Martina Stursova's 5th place finish in their 5K freestyle race. Also scoring for the Lobos were sophomore Trine Lundamo (9th) and junior Andrea Roberts (11th). Other Lobos racing in the women's 5K freestyle were juniors Lena Jensen and Pirkko Pulkkanen.
The men's Alpine team was led by freshman Dirk Grimm's 12th place showing in the 10K freestyle race. Freshmen Jedd Young and Geir Endre-Rogn followed up with 15th and 17th places, respectively. Freshman Jakub Hamr (31st) and Jacob Zehnder (32nd) also raced for the Lobos today.
The Lobos will conclude the NCAA West Regional and the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association regular season on Saturday with Nordic Classic and Alpine Giant Slalom races.