ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Utah's Julia Richter and Alaska Anchorage's Sigurd Roenning won the classic sprint races as the Nordic teams wrapped up the UAA Invitational on Monday afternoon.
The Utes jumped into the overall lead and hold a 16-point lead over Denver with 331 points. Colorado is also within 20 points with 312 points while New Mexico stands fourth and host Alaska Anchorage fifth. The races conclude the Nordic portion of the UAA Invitational with the next race the giant slalom in alpine on Feb. 22.
The Nordic teams take a day off and return to the track on Feb. 20 with the freestyle men's 10-km and women's 5-km freestyle races of the RMISA Championships/NCAA West Regional.
Team scores: Utah 94, Denver 83, Colorado 73, Alaska Anchorage 54, Alaska Fairbanks 53, Montana State 51, New Mexico 46
Team scores: Alaska Anchorage 87, Utah 76, Denver 74, Colorado 70, New Mexico 63, Montana State 51, Alaska Fairbanks 33
|Feb. 17||Denver's Joensuu, New Mexico's Groev Win Freestyle Races at UAA Invite, Colorado Leads after Day 1|
|Feb. 18||Utah's Richter, UAA's Roenning Win Classic Sprints as Utah takes Lead at UAA Invite|
|Feb. 21||DU's Fournier, CU's Tommy Win GS Races at UAA Invite, Buffs Jump Utes in Team Standings|
|Feb. 23||MSU's McCarthy, DU's Fornier Win Slalom Races as Utah Wins UAA Invite|