Reid Pletcher and Joanne Reid both of Colorado University won yesterday’s RMISA Denver University Invitational. Pletcher took home top honors in the men’s 10km classic race, while his teammate Reid did the same in the ladies’ 5km classic race.
In a time of 27:41 Pletcher established a six second margin over the University of Utah’s Miles Havlick who finished second. The University of New Mexico’s Tor-Hellebostad was another five seconds back in 27:52 for third. Denver University teammates Kristian Soerlund and Andrew Dougherty took fourth and fifth respectively to round out the top five. Colorado University and the University of New Mexico both scored 107 points to lead the men’s Nordic team competition, while DU sits in third with 102 points.
In the ladies’ race Reid slid across the line in a time of 15:35 to best the University of New Mexico’s Teresa Andersson by three seconds. CU’s Eliska Hajkova came in with a time of 15:56 to finish third, while the University of New Mexico’s Sofie Jonsson and the University of Utah’s Maria Graefnings earned fourth and fifth respectively. Colorado University leads the ladies’ Nordic team competition with 116 points with the University of New Mexico just behind earning 114 points. The University of Utah sits in third with 103 points.