Feb. 8, 2008
TAOS, N.M. - The University of Utah Skiin' Utes finished Day One at the New Mexico Invitational in sixth place. Several of the Utes top skiers did not make the trip, opting to rest up for the NCAA West Regional Feb. 22-23 in Bozeman, Mont.
In alpine, Scott Veenis finished sixth in the GS, earning 25 points, while Hermann Lager finished 12th, adding 19 points. In the women's giant slalom, Eva Huckova racked up 23 points with her 11th-place finish, and Chirine Njeim finished 13th, posting 21 points.
In other news, the Utes picked up a belated second victory of the season at the Western State Invitational. The men's GS race was canceled due to wild weather conditions Feb. 2, so the make-up race was held Feb. 7, prior to the New Mexico Invitational.
Hermann Lager finished ninth and Tague Thorson claimed tenth, propelling the team to its second victory of the season. Utah finished with 585 points, and Denver University came in a close second, with 569.5 points.