Skiers Head to Utah for Next RMISA Meet
Upcoming: The University of New Mexico ski team travels to Utah this weekend for the University of Alaska-Anchorage Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association meet. The Alpine team will compete in slalom and giant slalom races on January 11-12 in Park City, Utah. The Nordic team will take part in classic and freestyle races in Heber City, Utah on January 12-13.
• The Lobos are currently in fourth place in the RMISA standings after the Montana State meet last weekend. The Nordic races were postponed until January 17-18 because most of the teams were competing in the U.S. Nationals last weekend.
• The women’s Alpine team has won its last two collegiate Slalom races, dating back to last year’s NCAA Championships.
• Junior Alpine skier Caroline Schicht already has one collegiate win under her belt in 2003. She won the Montana State Giant Slalom race.
• Head coach George Brooks is entering his 33rd season at the helm of the UNM Ski Team. He has worked in the UNM athletic department longer than any other member of the staff.
• The Lobos are picked fourth in the Ski Racing Magazine coaches’ poll.
• The Lobos did not ski in Utah last season. Alaska-Anchorage host their event in Alaska and also host the 2002 NCAA Championships.
• Junior Caroline Schicht leads the RMISA in the Giant Slalom after one event. She also is second in the Slalom standings.
• Junior Jennifer Delich is improving on her 2002 All-American season with two, top-5 finishes so far this season.
• The Lobo men’s best finish last seaon was third in the Giant Slalom at Denver and Montana State.
• Due to the scheduling conflict between the US Nationals and the Montana State race, the Lobos and the rest of the RMISA will return to Bozeman, Mont. on January 17-18 to finish the first RMISA event of the season.
• Sophomore Martina Stursova scored two second place finishes among collegiate skiers at the U.S. Nationals earlier this week.
• The women Nordic team’s best finish in 2002 was second at the NCAA West Regionals in the freestyle race, while the men’s top finish was 4th in the Nevada-Reno freestyle race.