Parker Tyler and the Utes head to Red River, N.M., for the New Mexico Invitational this weekend.
Jan. 28, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - After 11 days away from the competition track, the University of Utah ski team begins its next meet, the New Mexico Invitational, with Nordic races on Friday and Saturday in Red River, N.M.
The Utes find themselves in third place in the 2013 RMISA Regular Season Team Standings, which includes a first-place standing in the men's Nordic ranks, second place in combined Nordic and third-place rankings in women's Alpine, women's Nordic and combined Women's listings.
New Mexico Invitational Schedule
Nordic events will kick things off in the New Mexico Invite at the Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Area with the 5/5-km Classical races on Friday, followed by the 10/10-km Freestyle events on Saturday.
The Alpine portion of the New Mexico Invite will consist of slalom races at the Red River Ski Area on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10.
Utes to Host Utah Invitational
The Utah Invitational starts with Alpine races in Loveland, Colo. The giant slalom will be on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and the slalom will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7. The Nordic competition will be held at the Soldier Hollow Resort in Midway, Utah, starting with the 5/10-km Classical race on Friday, Feb. 8 and the 15/20-km Freestyle event on Saturday, Feb. 9.
More detailed information about the Utah Invitational can be found at utahutes.com.
Two Utes in Top Five Among RMISA Nordic Skiers in NCAA Qualifying Points
After finishing on the podium in three of the first four races of 2013, Einar Ulsund is tied with Lukas Ebner of Alaska-Anchorage for second place in the RMISA's NCAA Qualification Points rankings.
Senior Miles Havlick is listed next in the rankings in fourth place, highlighted by a victory in the Classical and a runner-up finish in the Freestyle at the Colorado Invitational to start the season. Thanks to four straight top-10 finishes to start his Utah career, Noe Bellet is eighth, while Niklas Persson follows in 12th.
Two Utes in Top Three RMISA's NCAA Women's Slalom Qualifying Rankings
With a victory at the Colorado Invitational and a second-place effort at the Denver Invitational, Ana Kobal is atop the RMISA's NCAA Women's Slalom Qualifying list. Kobal is followed closely by teammate Kristiina Rove, who is in third place after taking third place at DU and seventh at CU.
In the women's giant slalom rankings, junior Jaime Dupratt leads the way for the Utes as she is currently tied for fourth place with Denver's Devin Delaney. DuPratt, a Park City, Utah native, took third at both the Colorado and Denver Invitationals.
Trow and Elliot Tied for Third in RMISA of NCAA Men's Alpine Qualification Rankings
Trow was really successful in both the of the qualifier races, including a victory on Jan. 11 at Winter Park, Colo., and a fourth-place effort in the season-opener on Jan. 7 in Eldora, Colo.
Elliott owns a pair of podium finishes already this season, which included a runner-up finish in the GS qualifier at Eldora as well as a third-place performance at the Denver Invite.
Senior Ryan Wilson is currently listed 13th, bolstered by a fifth-place finish in the second GS qualifier at Winter Park.
Trow is the highest ranked Ute in the slalom standings as he is 20th, which included a ninth-place finish at the Denver Invite. Elliot is immediately behind Trow in the 21st position.