Lobos in Third Place at Colorado-RMISA Meet
Boulder, Colo. - The University of New Mexico Ski Team sits in third place overall after the first day of competition at the Colorado-Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association meet in Boulder and Lake Eldora, Colo. The Lobos got a first place performance from the mens Nordic team in the Freestyle race and earned a total of 248 points, trailing only Colorado (308) and Utah (286).
Competition got off to a great start for the Lobos as the mens Nordic squad took its first race of the year. Freshman Jimmy Vika was his first race as a Lobo with a time of 23:08.9, just 0.1 of a second faster than second place Henrik Hoye of Colorado. Junior Johan Rydquist, the conference leader in the Freestyle, placed 8th in the race. Sophomore Lars Krogsveen completes the Lobo scoring with a 10th place finish.
The womens Nordic team, ranked second in the RMISA in the Freestyle, did not have its best performance but still managed a third place finish. The Lobos were led by sophomore Martina Stursovas seventh place finish. Junior Jenny Wissting placed 10th in the race while senior Kristina Strandberg came in 12th.
The Lobos sat in third place following the Nordic events and still had the Alpine women left to race. The Lobo women came into the race ranked second in the conference, only trailing Utah, and junior Caroline Schicht was the No. 1 Giant Slalom racer in the RMISA. Despite this, it was host Colorado that took the womens Giant Slalom race. Schicht suffered her first fall of the season while 2002 All-American junior Jennifer Delich also fell. Things could have been much worse for the Lobos, but freshman Kathrin Spendier stepped up with a career-high fourth place finish. Sophomore Helena Woodrow and freshman Gladys Weidt both recorded season-highs with an 8th place and 11th place finish respectively.
The mens Alpine team a tough afternoon, placing 7th in the Giant Slalom. Only two of the five Lobos finished both runs. Freshman Christian Jensen earned a season-high 6th place finish. Sophomore Gottfried Schwarzmueller was the only other Lobo to score points with a season-high 19th place finish.
New Mexico is still in the hunt for its second win of the season. The Lobos race in the Classic and Slalom races tomorrow in Boulder and Lake Eldora, Colo.
Overall Team Standings |Place|Team|MGS|WGS|MSL|WSL|MFR|WFR|MCL|WCL|Total Points| |1|Colorado|78|80|--|--|72|78|--|--|308| |2|Utah|80|62|--|--|68|76|--|--|286| |3|New Mexico|39|71|--|--|74|64|--|--|248| |4|Denver|65|70|--|--|51|51|--|--|237| |5|Nevada|63|30|--|--|45|50|--|--|188| |6|Alaska-Anchorage|42|37|--|--|60|39|--|--|178| |7|Western State|33|45|--|--|47|47|--|--|172| |8|Whitman|37|41|--|--|27|24|--|--|129| |9|Montana State|--|23|--|--|--|30|--|--|53|
Womens Nordic Freestyle Team Results |Place|Team|Finishes|Points|Total Points| |1|Colorado|3-4-8|28-27-23|78| |2|Utah|1-5-11|30-26-20|76| |3|New Mexico|7-10-12|24-21-19|64| |4|Denver|6-16-28|25-17-9|51| |5|Western State|2-23-31|29-11-1|41| |6|Alaska-Anchorage|18-19-27|15-14-10|39| |7|Nevada|9-22-x|22-12-x|34| |8|Montana State|14-30-x|18-8-x|26| |9|Whitman|20-x-x|13-x-x|13|
Womens Nordic Top-5 Individual Finishes |Place|Name|School|Score|Time| |1|Katrin Smigun|Utah|30|15:19.1| |2|Jess Gray|Western State|29|15:24.5| |3|Jana Rehemaa|Colorado|28|15:33.9| |4|Claire Critchely|Colorado|27|15:37.3| |5|Sara Svendsen|Utah|26|15:49.2| |7|Martina Stursova|New Mexico|24|15:57.0| |10|Jenny Wissting|New Mexico|21|16:17.4| |12|Kristina Strandberg|New Mexico|19|16:35.2| |25|Brooke Gosling|New Mexico|--|17:23.4| |34|Janelle Kinner|New Mexico|--18:16.3|
Mens Nordic Freestyle Team Results |Place|Team|Finishes|Points|Total Points| |1|New Mexico|1-8-10|30-23-21|74| |2|Colorado|2-4-15|29-27-16|72| |3|Utah|5-6-14|26-25-17|68| |4|Alaska-Anchorage|3-9-30|28-22-10|60| |5|Denver|7-16-20|24-15-12|51| |6|Western State|11-17-18|20-14-13|47| |7|Nevada|12-13-36|19-18-8|45| |8|Whitman|29-33-42|11-9-7|27|
Mens Nordic Top-5 Individual Finishes |Place|Skier|School|Score|Time| |1|Jimmy Vika|New Mexico|30|28:03.8| |2|Henrik Hoye|Colorado|29|28:03.9| |3|Tobias Schwoerer|Alaska-Anchorage|28|28:57.8| |4|Norbert Pelc|Colorado|27|29:13.5| |5|Zack Simons|Utah|26|29:16.5| |8|Johan Rydquist|New Mexico|23|29:49.0| |10|Lars Krogsveen|New Mexico|21|29:56.4| |19|Jacob Zehnder|New Mexico|--|30:34.0| |--|Graham Bremner|New Mexico|DNF|--|
Womens Giant Slalom Team Standings |Place|Team|Finishes|Points|Total Points| |1|Colorado|1-5-7|30-26-24|80| |2|New Mexico|4-8-11|27-23-21|71| |3|Denver|3-10-12|28-22-20|70| |4|Utah|2-6-27|29-25-8|62| |5|Western State|18-19-20|16-15-14|45| |6|Whitman|16-21-24|18-13-10|41| |7|Alaska-Anchorage|17-23-25|17-11-9|37| |8|Nevada|15-30-33|19-6-5|30| |9|Montana State|22-28-34|12-7-4|23|
Womens Giant Slalom Top-5 Individual Finishers |Place|Skier|School|Score|Time| |1|Mia Cullman|Colorado|2:12.61|30| |2|Liina Johansson|Utah|2:13.86|29| |3|Sophia Baeck|Denver|2:14.67|28| |4|Kathrin Spendier|New Mexico|2:14.79|27| |5|Tove Pashkowski|Colorado|2:15.14|26| |8|Helena Woodrow|New Mexico|2:16.18|23| |11|Gladys Weidt|New Mexico|2:16.52|21| |13|Jennifer Shively|New Mexico|2:17.20|--| |--|Caroline Schicht|New Mexico|DNF|--| |--|Monica Bruggeman|New Mexico|DNF|--| |--|Jennifer Delich|New Mexico|DNF|--|
Mens Giant Slalom Team Standings |Place|Team|Finishes|Points|Total Points| |1|Utah|1-3-9|30-28-22|80| |2|Colorado|2-5-8|29-26-23|78| |5|Denver|7-12-13|24-21-20|65| |4|Nevada|4-14-16|27-19-17|63| |5|Alaska-Anchorage|15-17-29|18-16-8|42| |6|New Mexico|6-19-x|25-14-x|39| |7|Whitman|18-24-27|15-12-10|37| |8|Western State|20-25-28|13-11-9|33|
Mens Giant Slalom Top-5 Individual Finishers |Place|Skier|School|Score|Time| |1|Pierre Olson|Utah|2:08.35|30| |2|Tyler Sheppard|Colorado|2:09.23|29| |3|Jernej Bukovec|Utah|2:09.68|28| |4|Dan Gallagher|Nevada|2:09.77|27| |5|Brad Hogan|Colorado|2:09.78|26| |6|Christian Jensen|New Mexcio|2:09.79|25| |19|Gottfried Schwarzmueller|New Mexico|2:15.39|14| |--|Alexander Freberg|New Mexico|DNF|--| |--|Lars Bjorge|New Mexico|DNF|--| |--|Dustin Simons|New Mexico|DNF|--|