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Utah's Lien, Denver's Smart Win Slalom as Utes Win Utah Invitational

Sunday, February 23, 2020 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA

PARK CITY, Utah—Utah's Joachim Lien and Denver's Amelia Smart won the slalom races to close out the Utah Invitational on Sunday, won by the host Utes.

Utah won its third meet of the season with 743 points, its second-highest total this year behind the Utes' 745 points in the Colorado Invitational, both which rank first and second in the RMISA record book since the current scoring rubric was implanted in 2014. It is just the fifth time that an RMISA school has scored over 700 points in that time with three of those coming by the Utes this year.

Action continues in Park City on Monday with an RMISA slalom qualifier, which does not count towards any team scoring and is used as an extra opportunity for skiers to earn qualification points for the NCAA Championships at the end of the season. Races will begin at 9:15 a.m.

Team Scores
  1. Utah, 743
  2. Denver, 599.5 (-143.5)
  3. Colorado, 584.5 (-158.5)
  4. Alaska Anchorage, 523 (-220)
  5. Montana State, 433 (-310)
  6. Westminster, 223 (-520)
  7. Alaska Fairbanks, 195 (-548)
  8. Colorado Mountain, 137 (-606)
  9. Wyoming, 132 (-611)
Women's Slalom
  1. Amelia Smart, DU
  2. Stef Fleckenstein, CU
  3. Mikaela Tommy, CU
  4. Storm Klomhaus, DU
  5. Kathryn Parker, UU
  6. Andrea Komsic, DU
  7. Julia Toiviainen, WMC
  8. Katie Hensien, DU
  9. Sona Moravcikova, UU
  10. Katie Vesterstein, UU
  • Denver won the race with 98 points.
  • Denver's Amelia Smart won her second slalom race of the season. The World Cup skier has six career victories.
  • Colorado's Stef Fleckenstein is second in the league with four podium finishes this year.
  • Colorado's Mikaela Tommy has a league-high seven podium finishes on the year.
  • Denver's Storm Klomhaus earned her second podium finish of the season.
  • Utah's Katie Parker earned her second top-five finish of the weekend, which is also her season total.
Men's Slalom
  1. Joachim Lien, UU
  2. Louis Muhlen-Schulte, MSU
  3. Colby Lane, DU
  4. Filip Forejtek, CU
  5. Mikkel Wahl, WMC
  6. Simon Fournier, DU
  7. Gustav V°llo, UU
  8. Mikkel Solbakken, WMC
  9. Tobias Kogler, DU
  10. Olav Sanderberg, UAA
  • Utah won the race with 85 points, two ahead of Denver (83).
  • Utah's Joachim Lien won his second-straight race and is the only men's alpine skier with multiple race wins, leading the league with four victories.
  • Montana State's Louis Muhlen-Schulte earned his first podium finish of the season, the second of his career.
  • Denver's Colby Lane earned his first career podium finish and his second top-five finish of the year.
  • Colorado's Filip Forejtek earned his third top-five finish of the season.
  • Westminster's Mikkel Wahl finished in the top five for the third time this year.

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