CRAFTSBURY, Vt. and NEDERLAND, Colo. –
The Utah Nordic and alpine ski teams are looking to go into the NCAA season strong after recent solid performances in various FIS races around the world.
At the U.S. Cross Country Championships, Karianne Moe
won the College Cup after her performances in the classic races earlier this week. She beat out Dartmouth's Katharine Ogden, who swept last year's NCAA races. Utah finished second overall as a team behind Northern Michigan, while Vermont finished third.
In Sunday's men's 30-km freestyle, Ola Jordheim
finished fourth among college skiers, second among RMISA skiers and 22nd
overall. In the women's 20-km race, Leah Lange
led the Utes, finishing 10th
among college skiers, fourth among RMISA skiers and 23rd
overall. Noel Keeffe
in the boys 10-km skate.
In alpine, Eirin Engeset won a FIS giant slalom race at Eldora. Julia Mohagen finished seventh with Katie Parker
to lead the Utes. In the men's GS race, Huston Philp
placed fourth with Tomas Birkner de Miguel
sixth. Dominic Demschar
with Fredrik Maurstad
and Ty Sprock
. The Utes are also competing in a GS at Mont Ste-Marie at Canada with Linus Walch
has had several strong performances on the World Cup circuit, including finishing eighth in the slalom at Semmering at the end of December. Mark Engel
has also been competing on the World Cup circuit and won a FIS slalom race in Panorama in Canada earlier in December.
Utah opens its 2019 season on Jan. 9 with an RMISA giant slalom qualifier.