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RMISA: New Mexico Men, Utah Women Take Classic Races at UNM Invitational

University of Utah’s Maria Graefings took the women’s 5k classic race with a sizable 26 second margin over New Mexico’s Martine Weng.  Denver’s Kate Dolan followed, 11 seconds back, in third place.

Utah had Graefings’s win, along with Sarah MacCarthy’s 5th place finish and Rose Kemp in 18th place allowed the Lobos to squeeze out a victory by 1 point over Utah.

In the men’s 10k classic, Martin Waaler Kaas of New Mexico took the win, 16 seconds over Jesper Oestensen of Colorado, with Kristian Soerlund in third place, another five seconds back.

New Mexico claimed the top spot as a team with Tor-Hakon Hellebostad in 8th and Pierre Niess in 10th place for an 8 point win over Colorado.

New Mexico Invitational Day 1 Results

CCSA Releases Current Points List – Sieber and Banerud on top

The Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) has released current ranking lists for men and women. These standings determine qualification for the NCAA Championships. Raphaela Sieber (UAF) tops the women’s list, while Martin Banerud (NMU) leads the men. Two men, David Norris and Lex Treinen, both of UAF, auto-qualified for the NCAA championships based on their performances at US Nationals. CCSA Men’s Ranking List (PDF) CCSA Women’s Ranking List (PDF)

UVM Women, Dartmouth Men Dominate EISA Mass Start

The Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association was back in action after a week off, with the first of two days of racing in Stowe, Vermont. The UVM Carnival kicked off with a 15/20km classic mass start, and the hosts gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about. Led by Caitlin Patterson, UVM swept the women’s podium. Amy Glen took second, two seconds behind Patterson, while Lucy Garrec placed third, another five seconds down. The next two spots went to Dartmouth skiers Rosie Brennan and Erika Flowers, and keeping with the theme of team groupings, UNH placed six through eight. In the men’s event, Franz Bernstein matched Patterson’s performance, giving the hosts two victories on the day. Bernstein edged out Dartmouth’s Eric Packer by under two seconds. Despite missing out on the win, Dartmouth was bale to make up some ground in the team competition. Sam Tarling and Nils Koons placed third…