Lobos Hold on to Third Place at Colorado
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/21/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 21, 2004

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The University of New Mexico Ski Team held on to its second place spot in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association's season standings by finishing third in the Laura Sharpe Flood Memorial Ski event hosted by the University of Colorado. The Lobos scored 539 points in the two-day event, finishing behind event-winner Denver (583) and host Colorado (560). The Lobos trail Denver in the overall standings, 2272-2214, and lead third-place Colorado who has scored 2082 points.

The men's Alpine team had a strong showing with three top-10's in the Slalom event. The Lobos were led by freshman Peter Roering's 2nd place finish. Roering was followed by fellow freshmen Lars Loeseth (6th) and Alex Mach (7th). Other Lobos racing for the Alpine men were sophomores Christian Jensen (14th) and Alexander Freberg (DNF).

The women's Alpine team earned a pair of top-10's from senior Jennifer Delich (5th) and sophomore Kathrin Spendier (6th). Also scoring for the Lobo women was junior Helena Woodrow, who placed 14th in today's race. Other Lobo Alpine women racing today included sophomores Jennifer Shively (18th) and Gladys Weidt (40th).

The women's Nordic team recorded a pair of top-10's in their 10K freestyle race today. Junior Martina Stursova placed 6th while sophomore Trine Lundamo finished 8th. Junior Andrea Roberts finished off the Lobo scoring with a 12th place showing. Juniors Lena Jensen (15th) and Pirkko Pulkkanen (23rd), along with sophomore Janelle Kinner (32nd) were the other Lobo women racing today.

The Nordic men got one top-10 from their racers today. Sophomore Geir Endre-Rogn led UNM with a ninth place finish in the men's 15K freestyle. Freshmen Dirk Grimm (12th) and Jedd Young (15th) rounded out the Lobo men's scoring. Senior Jacob Zehnder (25th) was the only other Lobo racing today for the Nordic men.

UNM will head to Crested Butte, Colo., on February 27-28, 2004, for the NCAA West Regional Championships. The event will be the final RMISA race of the regular season and will be hosted by Western State College. Alpine giant slalom and Nordic freestyle races will take place on Friday with the slalom and classic races on Saturday.