Denver Moves to Second on Final Day of DU Invite

Feb. 11, 2018


MINTURN, Colo. – Despite starting in sixth on the opening day of the Denver Invitational, the University of Denver ski team finished in second with 590.5 points on Sunday.

The invite was the final RMISA regular season meet of the 2018 season.

The DU Nordic squad put up 154 points on the day, between the women’s 5-km classical and the men’s 10-km classical.

It was a perfect Colorado day for racing,” said Nordic coach Dave Stewart. “Bluebird skies, fresh snow and cold temperatures warming up through the day.  We had a strong team performance with five top-10 results, highlighted by Linn in second fighting for the win.”

Taking the team title was Colorado with 657 points, as the Buffs took their third team meet crown of the season.

The Pioneers scored 88 points on the women’s side, placing second in Nordic action, as the men took fourth with 66.

Highlighting the day was Linn Eriksen who finished second. The senior completed the course in a time of 19:02.6.

Beautiful day and a fun race,” said Eriksen. “I had my first podium of the year in a 5-km race, which I am very happy about!”

In fourth on the men’s side was Dag Frode Trolleboe, who skied for 34:05.4.

I'm happy with the result today,” stated Trolleboe. “I've been struggling on this course in the past, so it was fun to fight in the top today.

The Crimson and Gold also earned a fifth place finish on the women’s side from Jasmi Joensuu (19:06.1) and an eighth place finish from Eivind Kvaale for the men’s squad (34:26.5).

Back to the women, Taeler McCrerey and Kristine Karrsrud took 10th and 16th respectively. The duo skied for times of 19:48.0 and 20:43.7.

Rounding out the day were Borgar Norrud and Aja Starkey. Norrud raced for 36:28.5 on the men’s half for 22nd. Finally, Starkey placed 24th, completing the course in 21:19.5.

To view video highlights throughout the RMISA season, check out the conference’s YouTube page that will be updated constantly throughout the season.




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