Jan. 7, 2017

Day One Results - Utah Invitational | Day One Results - NCAA Qualifier  

PARK CITY, Utah and BIG SKY, Montana – The University of Denver ski teams kicked off the 2017 season Saturday with a strong start at the RMISA qualifier and the Utah Invitational, specifically with Moritz Madlener winning the collegiate class, taking third overall in the US National Championship. 

As a team, Denver is currently in first place at the Utah Invitational with a combined men’s and women’s score of 156. Utah is currently in second place after day one with a team score of 151.

Madlener came in with a final time of 35:22.4, with the next skier not coming in until 36:15.9.

“This was a positive start to the RMISA season for us. Moritz Madlener led the way for the team, winning the collegiate class by a significant margin and leading the guys to a team win on the day,” said head coach David Stewart.



Lars Hannah and Eivind Kvaale each had their strongest RMISA results ever in 4th and 5th.”

Hannah came in at 37:19.3 while Kvaale finished at 37:34.6.

“For the ladies, Taeler McCrerey led the team in 5th and was 2nd overall in the junior class, putting her in good position for World Junior Championship qualificationJasmi Joensuu and Selma Ahlsand each had solid races, starting off the season at a higher level than last year,” said Stewart.

McCrerey came in at 28:47.0.

“It was cold here today at the 2002 Olympic trails at Soldier Hollow, but the team was well-prepared and is already looking ahead at tomorrow's sprint.”

Fans can follow along with live stats of the final day of the RMISA Qualifier tomorrow here.

The Pioneers also had a very strong showing on the Alpine side of things, as Tanner Farrow took 12th on the day with a time of 2:06.97 and Alex Leever came in 14th with a final time of 2:07.15.

In the Alpine women’s race, Tuva Norbye placed 5th with a time of 2:05.21 and Monica Huebner placed 7th at 2:05.30.



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