Utah Wins New Mexico Invitational

Saturday, February 2, 2019 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA

RED RIVER, N.M.—Utah overtook Colorado on the second day of the New Mexico Invitational to win its second meet of the season.

The Utes scored 605.5 points for the win, paced by 100 points from women's freestyle on the second day of the meet. Colorado finished second with 591 points with New Mexico (563), Montana State (534) and Denver (497) in the top five. Alaska Anchorage finished sixth (377.5) with Alaska Fairbanks seventh (191), Westminster eighth (172) and Colorado Mountain ninth (56).

The teams convene in Alaska for their next meet in two weeks, competing in the Alaska Anchorage Invitational and RMISA Championships, beginning on Feb. 17.

Men's Freestyle

  1. Kornelius Groev, New Mexico
  2. Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier, New Mexico
  3. Ti Donaldson, Montana State
  4. Wyatt Gebhardt, Colorado
  5. Logan Diekmann, Utah
  6. Erik Dengerud, Colorado
  7. Bjorn Riksassen, Utah
  8. Ola Jordheim, Utah
  9. Eli Jensen, Montana State
  10. Alvar Alev, Colorado
  • Team scores: New Mexico 91, Colorado 79, Utah 77, Montana State 75, Alaska Fairbanks 51, Alaska Anchorage 43, Denver 38
  • New Mexico's Kornelius Groev has won all three freestyle races this season.
  • New Mexico's Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier has three podium finishes this year.
  • Montana State's Ti Donaldson earned his first podium of the season.
  • Colorado's Wyatt Gebhardt finished in the top five for the first time this year.
  • Utah's Logan Diekmann has three top five finishes this year.
Women's Freestyle
  1. Guro Jordheim, Utah
  2. Taeler McCrerey, Denver
  3. Anne Siri Lervik, Colorado
  4. Julia Richter, Utah
  5. Leah Lange, Utah
  6. Christian Rolandsen, Colorado
  7. Anna Darnell, Alaska Anchorage
  8. Ezra Smith, Colorado
  9. Kathleen O'Connell, Montana State
  10. Savanna Fassio, New Mexico
  • Team scores: Utah 100, Colorado 84, Denver 57, Alaska Anchorage 56, New Mexico 54, Montana State 53, Alaska Fairbanks 40
  • Utah's Guro Jordheim won her fourth race of the year, the most of any skier in any discipline and gender this year.
  • Denver's Taeler McCrerey has finished on the podium three times this year.
  • Colorado's Anne Siri Lervik has finished on the podium twice this year.
  • Utah's Julia Richter finished fourth in back-to-back races this weekend.
  • Utah's Leah Lange finished in the top five for the first time this season.
Men's Slalom
  1. Simon Fournier, Denver
  2. Louis Muhlen-Schulte, Montana State
  3. Joachim Lien, Utah
  4. Marin Arene, Westminster
  5. Jett Seymour, Denver
  6. Aage Solheim, Montana State
  7. Vegard Busengdal, New Mexico
  8. Mark Engel, Utah
  9. Tyler Theis, New Mexico
  10. Joey Young, Colorado
  • Team scores: Montana State 81, Denver 79, Utah 76, Westminster 67, New Mexico 65, Colorado 46, Alaska Anchorage 40, Colorado Mountain 17
  • Denver's Simon Fournier won his second-straight race.
  • Montana State's Louis Muhlen-Schulte earned his third podium of the season.
  • Utah's Joachim Lein earned his first career podium.
  • Westminster's Martin Arene earned his second top five finish of the season.
  • Denver's Jett Seymour has finished in the top five four times this year.
Women's Slalom
  1. Sona Moravcikova, New Mexico
  2. Tuva Norbye, Denver
  3. Nora Christensen, Colorado
  4. Katie Vesterstein, Utah
  5. Rebecca Fiegl, New Mexico
  6. Stef Fleckenstein, Colorado
  7. Amelia Smart, Denver
  8. Stephanie Gartner, Montana State
  9. Giulia Lorini, Westminster
  10. Kristine Aasberg, Utah
  • Team scores: New Mexico 85, Colorado 80, Utah 72, Denver 62, Westminster 54, Montana State 51, Alaska Anchorage 29, Colorado Mountain 0
  • New Mexico's Sona Moravcikova earned her first career win and second podium of the weekend.
  • Denver's Tuva Norbye has finished on the podium six times this year.
  • Colorado's Nora Christensen earned her second podium of the weekend, third of the year.
  • Utah freshman Katie Vesterstein finished in the top five for the first time in her career.
  • New Mexico's Rebecca Fiegl finished in the top five for the third time this year.

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