Pioneers Remain in First After Second Day of RMISA Championships

Feb. 24, 2018


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Denver ski team continues to hold first at the RMISA Championships, thanks to scoring 165 points on Saturday from the Nordic team.

In the Classic event, the Nordic squad racked up 68 points from the women and 97 points from the men to improve its lead on rival Colorado by 44 points.

“It's always good to be racing in Steamboat, especially with the NCAA championship coming up here next week,” said Nordic coach Dave Stewart. “It was a strong team performance today with Dag Frode and Eivind going first and second in the men's race and Jasmi just off the podium in fourth for the women.  Overall I'm happy with where the team is now in terms of health and performance as we look ahead at NCAAs.”

The Pioneers took first and second in the men’s 10-km Classic, as Dag Frode Trolleboe scored the top podium spot. Racing for second was Eivind Kvaale with a time of 32:30.3.

It was fun skiing today and taking the win gives me confidence before the NCAA Championship,” said Trolleboe. “A great team performance as well, showing that we are on the right track.

On the women’s side, Jasmi Joensuu took fourth in the 5-km with a run of 18:22.3.

"Steamboat is definitely one of my favorite places,” said Joensuu. “Getting one of the best distance results here really means a lot. I have worked hard and I am really happy for my current shape.

Four spots behind Joensuu was Linn Eriksen who placed eighth.

Back to the men’s side, Lars Hannah, Borgar Norrud and Nick Sweeney scored 12th, 16th and 18th respectively.

Finishing things for the women were Taeler McCrerey and Aja Starkey who took 21st and 25th.

Finally, Simon Zink in a time of 36:31.8 and Evan Barbier (38:16.7) finished things off for the Pioneers.

Both Alpine and Nordic will hit the slopes tomorrow, in hopes of taking home the title.

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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