Lobos Finish Second at NCAA West Regional
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/29/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 29, 2004

The University of New Mexico Ski Team finished the 2004 NCAA West Regional in second place after totaling 510 points in the two-day event. Denver held on to first place with a total of 570 points, while Utah (459) placed third and Alaska-Anchorage (457) fourth.

The men's Alpine team scored a pair of top-10's in the Slalom and finished in fourth place in the team standings. Freshman Lars Loeseth led the Lobos with a seventh place finish, followed by fellow freshman Alex Mach's eight place showing. Also scoring for the Lobos was freshman Peter Roering who finished 11th in the race. Sophomores Christian Jensen (14th) and Alexander Freberg (20th) also competed for New Mexico.

The women's Alpine team skied to a fifth place finish in the Slalom, led by senior Jennifer Delich's eighth place finish. Sophomores Gladys Weidt (16th) and Kathrin Spendier (17th) also scored for the women's team. Junior Helena Woodrow (23rd) and sophomore Jennifer Shively (31st) also raced for the Lobos in the women's Slalom event.

The men's Nordic squad placed fourth overall in the men's 15K freestyle race. Sophomore Geir Endre-Rogn had a 6th place showing, while freshman Dirk Grimm placed eighth. Freshman Jedd Young placed 16th to round out the Lobo scoring. Senior Jacob Zehnder (29th) and freshman Jakub Hamr (DNF) also raced for the Lobo men.

The women's squad just missed winning their 10K freestyle race, falling one point short to Colorado, 73-72. Junior Martina Stursova placed second in the race. Junior Lena Jensen finished fourth while junior Andrea Roberts placed 16th to complete the Lobos scoring. Also racing for the women's Nordic team were sophomore Trine Lundamo (17th) and junior Pirkko Pulkkanen (30th).

The Lobos finished second in the 2004 Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association final standings with a total of 2,724 points. Denver won the RMISA regular season with 2,822 total points, while Colorado finished in third place with 2,522.5 points.

The Lobos will take a week off to prepare for the 2004 NCAA Championships in Reno, Nevada on March 10-13, 2004. This year's championships will be hosted by the University of Nevada.

2004 NCAA West Regional Final Results 1. Denver - 570 2. New Mexico - 510 3. Utah - 459 4. Alaska-Anchorage - 457 5. Colorado - 449 6. Nevada - 315 7. Western State - 296 8. Montana State - 279 9. Whitman - 211 10. Boise State - 110