Denver Tied for Fourth at RMISA Championships

BOZEMAN, Mont. - The University of Denver skiing team is tied for fourth after day one of the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Championships, as Nordic squads competed in classical races at Bohart Ranch in Bozeman, Mont. on Friday. The Pioneers recorded 188 points on the day, while first-place Colorado finished the day with 255.

Freshman Silje Benum (Trondheim, Norway) led DU with a fifth-place finish in the women's 5K classical, recording a time of 17:04.0. She was followed by senior Makayla Cappel (Sun Valley, Idaho) in sixth (17:12.4) and junior Katie Gill (Bozeman, Mont.) in 13th (17:58.1). Senior Mari Elden (Namdalseid, Norway) finished in 18th (18:13.8), while junior Jessica Jortberg (Boulder, Colo.) took 19th (18:16.7).

On the men's side, the Pioneers were led by senior Andrew Dougherty (Anchorage, Alaska), who took sixth with a time of 29:16.8. Junior Trygve Markset (Oslo, Norway) finished 21st (31:12.6).

The RMISA Championships will continue tomorrow with both Nordic and alpine squads seeing action.

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