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Ski Team Takes Western State College Invitational

Feb. 21, 1998

CRESTED BLUFF, Colo. -- After three days of competition, the University of Utah ski team won by a comfortable 54 point margin over second place Colorado. The Utes scored 412 points marking their highest output of the year.

In men's 20K classic cross country, the brother tandem of Frode and Rune Kollerud lead Utah as they placed second and third. Other top finishers were Pat Casey took fifth and Hakon Skjonberg placed eleventh.

In women's 15K classic country, Kristin Tjelle placed a team high sixth for the Utes.

Utah's men's slalom was lead by Alain Britt-cote who after his first place finish yesterday in giant slalom finished sixth followed by Markus Leunig who took seventh for Utah.

In the women's slalom, Alicia Howard was the top Utah finisher with her second place mark. Three other Ute skiers placed in the top ten with Sandra Kuehni at fourth, Marianne Winge at fifth and Sabrina Lawerence at eighth.

Individual Results

Men's 20K Classic

 2. Frode Kollerud      56.25
 3. Rune Kollerud       56.27
 5. Pat Casey           59.25
 8. Hakon Skjonberg   1.02.41
16. Jesse Lassley     1.03.38

Women's 15K Classic

 4. Kristin Tjelle      51.55
 6. Hailey Wappett      52.30
10. Kristina Joder      53.37
    Stine Hellerud-Did not finish
    Martine Munthe-Faas-Did not finish

Men's Slalom

 6. Alain Britt-cote    73.44
 7. Markus Leunig       73.47
11. Mike Elvidge        74.12
19. Peter Shaffer       76.41
    Ryan Forsyth-Did not finish

Women's Slalom

 2. Alicia Howard       80.90
 4. Sandra Kuehni       82.53
 5. Marianne Winge      82.57
 7. Sabrina Lawerence   83.52
12. Tina Kavcic         84.23
25. Heather Walker      87.61

Final Team Standings

 1. University of Utah         412
 2. University of Colorado     358
 3. University of New Mexico   327
 3. Denver University          327
 5. University of Nevada-Reno  180
 6. Western State College      164
 7. Montana State College       54



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