Colorado Wins New Mexico Invitational

Sunday, February 4, 2018 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA

RED RIVER, N.M. & CRESTED BUTTE, Colo.—Colorado won the New Mexico Invitational on Sunday afternoon by 6.5 points over Denver. The Buffs have won two of the three meets held this season.

Colorado won three of the four slalom races en-route to the team win, including Nora Christensen’s win in Sunday’s slalom races.

Denver took the overall alpine title with 341 points. The Pioneers finished second in the overall standings with 645.5 points.

Utah, which won the overall Nordic standings after winning three of the four races, finished third overall with 547.5 points.

Host New Mexico finished fourth overall (537) with Montana State fifth (527.5) followed by Alaska Anchorage (351.5), Westminster College (203), Wyoming (135) and Colorado Mountain College (43).

Women’s 5-km Classic

  1. Guro Jordheim, Utah
  2. Hedda Baangman, Colorado
  3. Anne Siri Lervik, Colorado
  4. Christina Rolandsen, Colorado
  5. Ane Johnsen, Colorado
  6. Linn Eriksen, Denver
  7. Anna Fake, Montana State
  8. Emma Tarbath, Montana State
  9. Hanna Varjus, New Mexico
  10. Mariah Bredal, Utah

  • Race points: Colorado 102, Utah 83, Montana State 71, Denver 67, New Mexico 55, Alaska Anchorage 43, Wyoming 33
  • - Utah’s Guro Jordheim leads women’s Nordic with three wins, six podium finishes and seven top five finishes.
  • Colorado’s Hedda Baangman has four podium finishes this year.
  • Colorado’s Anne Siri Lervik earned her first podium finish of the season.
  • Colorado’s Christina Rolandsen has three top-five finishes this year.
  • Colorado’s Ane Johnsen earned her first top-five finish of the year.
  • New Mexico’s Hanna Varjus earned her first top-10 finish of the year.

Men’s 5-km Classic

  1. Martin Bergstroem, Utah
  2. 2. Dag Trolleboe, Denver
  3. 3. Alvar Alev, Colorado
  4. 4. Petter Reistad, Colorado
  5. 5. Erlend Nydal, New Mexico
  6. 6. Sondre Bollum, Colorado
  7. 7. Logan Diekmann, Utah
  8. 8. Bjorn Riksaasen, Utah
  9. 9. Sindre Tungesvik, New Mexico
  10. 10. Jacob Engstroem, Utah

- Race points: Colorado 92, Utah 88, Denver 74.5, New Mexico 67, Montana State 57.5, Alaska Anchorage 42, Wyoming 33 - Utah’s Martin Bergstroem leads all skiers in the RMISA with four wins this year. He has six podium finishes. - Denver’s Dag Trolleboe earned his league-high seventh podium of the season. - Colorado’s Alvar Alev picked up his first podium of the year. - Colorado’s Petter Reistad has five top five finishes this year. - In his first weekend on the collegiate circuit, New Mexico’s Erlend Nydal earned his first career top-five finish. - Colorado’s Sondre Bollum and Utah’s Bjorn Riksaasen both have six top-10 finishes this year.

Women’s Slalom

  1. Nora Christensen, Colorado
  2. Amelia Smart, Denver
  3. Andrea Komsic, Denver
  4. Anne-Solene Bregou, Westminster
  5. Rebecca Fiegl, New Mexico
  6. Jocelyn McCarthy, Montana State
  7. Kari Hole, Montana State
  8. Tuva Norbye, Denver
  9. Isabella Fidjeland, Colorado
  10. Julie Mohagen, Utah

  1. Race points: Denver 94, Colorado 79, Montana State 70, Westminster 58, New Mexico 54, Alaska Anchorage 49, Utah 40
  2. Colorado’s Nora Christensen has two wins this year and four podium finishes.
  3. Denver’s Amelia Smart has two podium finishes this year.
  4. Denver’s Andrea Komsic has three podium finishes this year.
  5. Westminster’s Anne-Solene Bregou earned her first top-five finish of the year.
  6. New Mexico’s Rebecca Fiegl has four top five finishes this year.
  7. Colorado’s Isabella Fidjeland earned her first top-10 finish of the season.
  8. Denver’s Tuva Norbye has six top-10 finishes this year.
  9. Men’s Slalom

    1. Garret Driller, Montana State
    2. Tobias Kogler, Denver
    3. Alex Leever, Denver
    4. Vegard Busengdal, New Mexico
    5. Youri Mougel, New Mexico
    6. Rob Greig, New Mexico
    7. Raffael Breu, Westminster College
    8. Max Luukko, Colorado
    9. Oskar Voello, Westminster
    10. David Ketterer, Colorado

    • Race points: Denver 88, New Mexico 87, Montana State 72, Westminster 67, Colorado 52, Utah 44, Alaska Anchorage 42, Colorado Mountain 19
    • Montana State’s Garret Driller earned his second win of the season. He has three podium finishes.
    • Denver’s Tobias Kogler earned his first podium finish of the season.
    • Denver’s Alex Leever earned his second podium finish of the year.
    • New Mexico’s Vegard Busengdal has a league-high six top six finishes this year.
    • New Mexico’s Youri Mougel earned his first top five finish.
    • Colorado’s David Ketterer returned from the World Cup circuit this weekend, picking up his first top-10 finish.

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