Friday, February 1, 2019 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA
RED RIVER, N.M.—Colorado swept both Nordic races as the Buffs lead Utah after the first day of the New Mexico Invitational.
Colorado holds a 21.5 lead over the Utes, 302 to 280.5 points. Montana State is third (274) followed by New Mexico in fourth (268). Denver swept both alpine races and ranks fifth (261) followed by Alaska Anchorage (209.5), Alaska Fairbanks (100), Westminster College (51) and Colorado Mountain (39).
Action concludes on Saturday with the alpine giant slalom races and Nordic freestyle races.
- Simon Fournier, Denver
- Vegard Busengdal, New Mexico
- Jett Seymour, Denver
- Mark Engel, Utah
- Tobias Kogler, Denver
- Olav Sanderberg, New Mexico
- Alex Barounos, New Mexico
- Aage Solheim, Montana State
- Zak Vinter, Montana State
- Addison Dvoracek, Utah
- Team scores: Denver 103, New Mexico 89, Utah 71.5, Montana State 62, Alaska Anchorage 53.5, Colorado Mountain 29, Colorado 25, Westminster 0.
- Denver freshman Simon Fournier won his first collegiate race.
- New Mexico's Vegard Busengdal finished on the podium for the second time this season.
- Denver's Jett Seymour has two podium finishes this year.
- Utah's Mark Engel has finished in the top four in all three races he has competed this year.
- Denver's Tobias Kogler has finished in the top five three times this year.
- Amelia Smart, Denver
- Nora Christensen, Colorado
- Sona Moravcikova, New Mexico
- Jocelyn McCarthy, Montana State
- Stephanie Gartner, Montana State
- Eirin Engeset, Utah
- Rebecca Fiegl, New Mexico
- Stefanie Fleckenstein, Colorado
- Kaitlyn Vesterstein, Utah
- Tuva Norbye, Denver
- Team scores: New Mexico 76, Colorado 74, Montana State 72, Utah 67, Denver 61, Westminster 51, Alaska Anchorage 43, Colorado Mountain 10.
- Denver's Amelia Smart won her first race of the season.
- Colorado's Nora Christensen finished on the podium for the second time this season.
- New Mexico's Sona Moravcikova finished on the podium for the first time in her career.
- Montana State's Jocelyn McCarthy finished in the top five for the second time this season.
- Montana State's Stephanie Gartner has three top five finishes this year.
- Alvar Alev, Colorado
- Sigurd Roenning, Alaska Anchorage
- Ola Jordheim, Utah
- Eli Jensen, Montana State
- Bjorn Riksaasen, Utah
- Wyatt Gebhardt, Colorado
- Erik Dengerud, Colorado
- Logan Diekmann, Utah
- Kornelius Groev, New Mexico
- Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier, New Mexico
- Team scores: Colorado 92, Utah 86, Montana State 66, Alaska Anchorage 60, Alaska Fairbanks 54, New Mexico 53, Denver 43.
- Colorado's Alvar Alev won his first race of the season and third of his career.
- Alaska Anchorage's Sigurd Roenning finished on the podium for the third time in his career.
- Utah's Ola Jordheim finished on the podium for the second time in his career.
- Montana State's Eli Jensen earned the best finish of his career with a fourth-place run.
- Utah's Bjorn Riksaasen, who has not competed this year due to illness, earned his first top five of the year.
- Anne Lervik, Colorado
- Hedda Baangman, Colorado
- Ezra Smith, Colorado
- Julia Richter, Utah
- Kathleen O'Connell, Montana State
- Christina Rolandsen, Colorado
- Taeler McCrerey, Denver
- Leah Lange, Utah
- Emma Tarbath, Montana State
- Anna Fake, Montana State
- Team scores: Colorado 111, Montana State 74, Utah 56, Denver 54, Alaska Anchorage 53, New Mexico 50, Alaska Fairbanks 46.
- Colorado's Ann Siri Lervik earned her first collegiate win.
- Colorado's Hedda Baangman finished on the podium for the fourth time this year.
- Colorado's Ezra Smith earned her first career podium with a third-place run.
- Utah's Julia Richter earned her first career top five finish.
- Montana State's Kathleen O'Connell earned her first collegiate top five finish.