The Nordic skiers put together several strong finishes Sunday
Jan. 20, 2008
WINTER PARK, Colo. - Snorri Einarsson has done it again. The defending national champion picked up his fourth collegiate victory Sunday and his second this season, winning the 15K Classic by seconds over teammate Even Sletten.
Einarsson's efforts, as well as those of several other Utes, propelled the team to a second-place finish with 522 points at the Colorado Invitational. Colorado was missing several top skiers, who were sick and could not compete. The Buffaloes still did enough Sunday and finished first with 549 points.
"It was exciting to see Even and Snorri make their move and take the lead on the last hill," Director of Skiing, Eli Brown said. "It was awesome for Snorri to win again and to see Even fighting for the top. We are excited about our athletes and how they raced today."
Casey Simons also earned points for the Utes with a 12th place finish.
The women competed Sunday in the 10K Classic, and were led by Sara Schweiger, who finished in fifth place. Annelies Cook was sixth, Zoe Roy was eighth, and Kjersti Boe was 10th, giving the team four skiers in the top 10.