STEAMBOAT SPRINGS & WINTER PARK -- The Colorado ski team used nine top seven finishes to earn a victory in its own Spencer James Nelson Memorial Invitational and jump up a spot to second place at the Denver Invitational Sunday.

The Buffs used another dominant performance in women's Nordic action to earn a 69.5 point victory in its own invitational, the Buffs first meet win since the 2011 NCAA Championships. CU finished the meet with an impressive 878 points with Denver taking second with 808.5. New Mexico finished third with 741.5 and Utah edged out Alaska Anchorage (732 to 717). Montana State was sixth with 637 points followed by associate members Westminster (259), Wyoming (101) and Colorado Mountain College (20) rounding out the team scoring.

On the men's side, Oedegaard finished in a time of 27:14.7, 10.9 seconds behind the race winner, Miles Havlick of Utah (27:03.8). Freshman Michael Vigers finished in 14th in a time of 28:35.5 while senior Ian Mallams was the Buffs third scorer in a time of 28:58.2, good for 18th. Sophomore Arnaud Du Pasquier finished 20th in 29:31.9 and freshman Charlie Von Thaden finished 25th in 30:03.6.

In alpine action, the men's team finished in succession between third and seventh places to counterbalance an off day from the women's team to move into second place in the meet. Junior Fletcher McDonald finished third, freshman Henrik Gunnarsson took fourth while senior Max Lamb took fifth and Andreas Haug sixth as the Buffs again proved they are a force in the slalom circuit.

On the women's side, the Buffs were a little off par, other than freshman Thea Grosvold, who finished 12th in a time of 1:38.51, and freshman Brooke Wales, who was right behind her in 13th place in a time of 1:38.95.

Senior Khyla Burrows had a solid race, finishing 23rd after starting 43rd, moving up 20 spots on the strength of a great first run where she moved up to 26th. Freshman Clare Wise finished 29th in a time of 1:56.83, while sophomore Shane McLean didn't finish her second run and freshman Jessica Honkonen was disqualified in the second run after posting a top five finish in the first run.

Spencer James Nelson

Memorial Invitational

Team Scores (FINAL) -- 1. Colorado, 878; 2. Denver, 808.5; 3. New Mexico, 741.5; 4. Utah, 723; 5. Alaska Anchorage, 717; 6. Montana State, 637; 7. Westminster, 259; 8. Wyoming 101; 9. Colorado Mountain College 20.

Men's 10-kilometer Classical (31 college finishers) -- 1. Miles Havlick, UU, 27:03.8; 2. Rune Oedegaard, CU, 27:14.7; 3. Einar Ulsund, UU, 27:25.2; 4. Lukas Ebner, UAA, 27:28.4; 5. Andrew Dougherty, DU, 27:39.6; 6. Joergen Bye Brevik, DU, 27:51.9; 7. David Norris, MSU, 27:53.6; 8. Lasse Moelgaard, UAA, 27:55.3; 9. Mats Resaland, UNM, 28:12.3; 10. Noe Ballet, UU, 28:15.8; 11. Tucker McCrerey, UU, 28:17.2; 12. Patrick Madden, MSU, 28:25.2; 13. Viktor Braennmark, UAA, 28:26.7; 14. Michael Vigers, CU, 28:35.5; 15. Tyler Reinking, MSU, 28:39.2; 16. Niklas Persson, UU, 28:41.7; 17. Christian Otto, UNM, 28:43.6; 18. Ian Mallams, CU, 28:58.2; 19. Trygve Markset, DU, 29:08.2; 20. Arnaud Du Pasquier, CU, 29:31.9; 21. Luke Bromley, MSU, 29:36.4; 22. Scott Phelan, MSU, 29:56.9; 24. Galen Johnston, UAA, 29:58.9; 25. Charlie Von Thaden, CU, 30:03.6; 26. David Dunlap, UAA, 31:09.8; 27. Sjur Prestsaeter, UNM, 31:28.1; 28. Eivind Solberg, UNM, 33:12.9; 29. Patrick Rodgers, WYO, 33:22.4; 30. Kyle Bochanski, WYO, 35:32.6; 31. Willie Via, WYO, 35:34.7.

Women's 5-Kilometer Classical (30 college finishers) -- 1. Maria Nordstroem, CU, 16:23.6; 2. Joanne Reid, CU, 16:37.1; 3. Rose Kemp, UU, 16:41.0; 4. Marine Dusser, UAA, 16:41.3; 5. Silje Benum, DU, 16:42.1; 6. Eliska Hajkova, CU, 16:44.0; 7. Mary Rose, CU, 16:57.6; 8. Sloan Storey, UU, 16:58.7; 9. Patricia Sprecher, UAA, 17:05.0; 10. Jessica Yeaton, MSU, 17:05.9; 11. Linn Klaesson, UNM & Cambria McDermott, MSU, 17:22.0; 13. Parker Tyler, UU, 17:31.4; 14. Sarah Freistone, UAA, 17:36.7; 15. Makayla Cappel, DU, 17:39.9; 16. Clara Chauvet, UNM, 17:42.9; 17. Jessica Jortbert, DU, 17:43.5; 18. Katie Gill, DU, 17:43.6; 19. Annie Liotta, MSU, 17:48.0; 20. Isabella Smith, MSU, 17:52.9; 21. Kate Backstrum, MSU, 17:53.0; 22. Anita Kirvesniemi, UNM, 17:53.7; 23. Ingrid Leask, UNM, 18:00.2; 24. Maya Radonich, UAA, 18:17.6; 25. Karina Smith, UAA, 18:18.0; 26. Elena Breed, DU, 18:25.1; 27. Anni Nord, UNM, 18:53.9; 28. Maerta Larsen, UU, 18:56.5; 29. Catherine Schmidt, WYO, 21:08.9; 30. Britt Schroeter, WYO, 23:30.0.

Denver Invitational

Team Scores (through 4 of 8 events) -- 1. Denver 457; 2. Colorado 386; 3. New Mexico 384; 4. Utah 376; 5. Westminster, 337; 6. Montana State, 320; 7. Alaska Anchorage 306; 8. Colorado Mountain College 92.

Women's Slalom (30 collegiate finishers) -- 1. Anna Goodman, WMC, 1:32.96; 2. Tonje Sekse, WMC, 1:35.39; 3. Kristin Haugen, DU, 1:35.60; 4. Ana Kobal, UU, 1:3.04; 5. Kristiina Rove, UU, 1:37.04; 6. Kayla Fry, UAA, 1:37.48; 7. Kate Williams, UNM & Linsday Cone, DU, 1:37.74; 9. Devin Delaney, DU, 1:38.29; 10. Mary Rachel Hostetter, UNM, 1:38.45. CU Finishers: 12. Thea Grosvold, 1:38.51; 13. Brooke Wales, 1:38.95; 23. Khyla Burrows, 1:42.96; 29. Clare Wise, 1:56.83. Did Not Finish (Second Run): Shane McLean. Disqualified (Second Run): Jessica Honkonen.

Men's Slalom (32 collegiate finishers) -- 1. Joonas Rasanen, UNM, 1:31.29; 2. Espen Lysdahl, DU, 1:31.56; 3. Fletcher McDonald, CU, 1:31.58; 4. Henrik Gunnarsson, CU, 1:31.75; 5. Max Lamb, CU, 1:32.12; 6. Andreas Haug, CU, 1:32.14; 7. Juho-Pekka Penttinen, UNM, 1:32.30; 8. Nikolai Narvestad, WMC, 1:32.61; 9. Chris Acosta, UNM, 1:32.64; 10. Andy Trow, UU, 1:32.74. Other CU Finishers: 13. Kasper Hietanen, 1:32.85. Did Not Finish (Second Run): Cameron Smith.