Saturday, January 25, 2020 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA
MINTURN, Colo.—Utah's Guro Jordheim and Colorado's Magnus Boee won the classic races on the first Nordic day of completion at the Denver Invitational on Saturday.
Utah holds a 66-point lead in the team standings over second-place Colorado going into Sunday's freestyle races.
The DU Invite closes with a pursuit freestyle race, with starting times determined based on finish times in today's race. The men's 10-km race begins at 9 a.m. with the women's 7.5-km race to follow.
- Utah (514)
- Colorado (448, -66)
- Denver (410, -104)
- Montana State (399, -115)
- Alaska Anchorage (327, -187)
- Westminster College (288, -226)
- Colorado Mountain (152, -362)
- Alaska Fairbanks (100, -414)
Women's 5-km Classic
- Guro Jordheim, UU
- Karianne Moe, UU
- Anne-Siri Lervik, CU
- Hannah Rudd, UAA
- Hedda Baangman, CU
- Leah Lange, UU
- Mariah Bredal, UU
- Emma Tarbath, MSU
- Ezra Smith, CU
- Vera Norli, DU
- Utah's Guro Jordheim has won all three races this season and has 15 career victories.
- Utah's Karianne Moe earned a career-best second-place finish for her first podium of the year and third career podium.
- Colorado's Anne-Siri Lervik finished on the podium for the second time this season.
- Alaska Anchorage's Hannah Rudd earned a career-best fourth-place finish.
- Colorado's Hedda Baangman has two top-five finishes this season with 16 in her career.
- Utah led the race with 104 points.
Men's 10-km Classic
- Magnus Boee, CU
- Luke Jager, UU
- Sigurd Roenning, UAA
- Zanden McMullen, MSU
- Logan Diekmann, UU
- Ola Jordheim, UU
- Ryan Jackson, CU
- JC Schoonmaker, UAA
- Bernhard Flaschberger, DU
- Espen Persen, UAA
- Colorado's Magnus Boee earned the first victory of his career in his third career race. He has two podium finishes this year.
- Utah's Luke Jager earned his second podium finish of the season with a career-best second place.
- Alaska Anchorage's Sigurd Roenning also has two podiums this season and seven career podium finishes.
- Montana State's Zanden McMullen, also a freshman, finishes fourth in his first career race.
- Utah's Logan Diekmann finishes in the top five for the second time this season, he has nine career top-five finishes.
- Utah led the race with 93 points.