Maria Graefnings (UU) bounced back from a sub-par performance in Saturday’s 5km classic, where she placed fifth, to win the 21km freestyle on Sunday. Graefnings bested Eliska Hajkova (CU) by 16 seconds to claim the victory in the combined SuperTour/RMISA race.
Graefnings took the overall win as well, edging Chelsea Holmes for the 2011 Owl Creek Chase title.
The Colorado women took places two through four in the collegiate race, led by Hajkova with Joanne Reid and Alex Turzian following.
Havlick overcame a strong performance by MSU’s Tyler Reinking, taking the win by a mere 3.9 seconds. Reinking was second and teammate Michael Schallinger third.
Havlick capped a successful weekend, adding the victory to a second place in the 10km classic, and finishing fourth in the overall SuperTour event.
The dual wins was not enough to give Utah the overall win for the Denver Invitational. In the four event combined, including the two alpine races, Colorado won by just 10 point over Utah – 879 to 869.