Sophomore Jess Kiesel competed on the 2003 NCAA Championship team as a freshman.
Jan. 13, 2004
The Utes' alpine team travels to Sugar Bowl, Calif., while the nordic team will journey to the Auburn Ski Club to ski in the Nevada Invitational. Day one of the event (Jan. 15) will feature the alpine giant slalom and the nordic 5/10 freestyle. Day two of the invite (Jan. 16) will be the slalom and 15/20 classical events.
Utah hosted the first half of Utah Invitational in Park City, Utah, last weekend. Currently, Utah stands in third-place midway through the competition with a combine score of 268.0 points. Rivals New Mexico (287.0) and Denver (275.0) are sitting in first and second place at the end of two days.
In the SL, sophomore Will McDonald placed fourth, while Wieser came away seventh.
For the women, Hyldahl placed seventh, while teammate Mancuso trailed close behind in eighth. Stephens rounded out another 10th-place finish.
2004 COACHES' PRESEASON RANKINGS:
1. University of Utah 176 2. University of Colorado 167 3. University of Denver 140 4. University of Vermont 137 5. University of New Mexico 132 6. University of Nevada-Reno 75 7. Dartmouth College 72 8. University of Alaska-Anchorage 60 9. Middlebury College 58 10. University of New Hampshire 13
The cross country team will finish the Utah Invitational at Soldier Hollow, Utah, Jan. 23-24. The Utes will ski in the 5/10 classical and 10/15 freestyle. Race times are TBA.