DENVER SECOND AFTER SECOND DAY OF COMPETITION
Madlener Qualifies Third Among RMISA Athletes
Jan. 8, 2017
– The University of Denver Nordic ski team continued its strong start to the 2017 season at the University of Utah Invitational on Sunday at Soldier Hollow Resort.
The Alpine team also competed in its second day of competition at the Montana State Invitational hosted by Montana State University at Big Sky Resort Bowl – Bohart Ranch.
In a day that alternated between both snow and rain, presenting challenging conditions for the teams’ competition, Denver ended the weekend in second place with 295 total points, with Colorado just edging them out with 303.5 team points.
Madlener finished in third place on the day in the Classic Sprint with a time of 3:43.6, with Eivind Romberg Kvaale coming in just behind Madlener in fourth place with a time of 3:45.1.
The women competed in the women’s Classic Sprint, with Jasmi Joensuu finishing highest for the Pioneers at 5th with a time of 3:37.3.
“The team ended the weekend with some more outstanding results. Moritz had another awesome race, qualifying 3rd among RMISA athletes in the sprint and going on to place 2nd overall,” said head coach David Stewart. “Going head to head with the best skiers in North America and winding up runner-up was very impressive, especially given how little sprint training we do. Eivind was just behind Moritz in qualifying and narrowly missed moving on in the first round of the sprints.”
“For the women, Jasmi lead the way as the 4th qualifier from the RMISA and went on to easily win her quarterfinal heat, so she was on fire today with her best-ever RMISA race. Taeler McCrerey was second in the junior women final and is in good position to qualify for the Junior World Championships after two of three qualifying races.”
The Alpine team competed in the Men’s Giant Slalom, with Alex Leever coming in at 14th on the day with a time of 2:12.57 with Nick Santaniello and Sebastian Brigovic coming in at 16th and `17th, respectively.
The women’s team also competed in the Women’s Giant Slalom at MSU, with Kristine Fausa Aasberg placing third overall with a time of 2:15.85.
Coming in at sixth on the day was Tuva Norbye with a time of 2:17.14 and Andrea Komsic took 10th with a final time of 2:18.25.
The Alpine team will continue at the MSU Invitational on Monday while the Nordic team is off.
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