Colorado Mesa women’s skiing team in third place after one event at nationals

The Colorado Mesa women’s Nordic ski team finished third in the first event at the U.S. Collegiate Ski Association Nationals in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Tuesday.

The Mavericks’ Mira Hopkins placed seventh, Kacie McCleary was 11th, and Courtney Berg was 15th in the women’s 8.5-kilometer freestyle race. Michelle Peterson and Megan Muelethaler finished 31st and 35th, respectively, for Mesa.

Duncan Koehn led the CMU men’s team with a 22nd-place finish.

Sarah Gregory led the alpine ski team with an 18th-place finish in the giant slalom at the U.S. Collegiate Ski Association nationals.

She was clocked at one minute, 8.43 seconds in her first run and 1:06.06 in her second. The senior will compete in the slalom Thursday.

Men’s Golf

The third and final round of the Central Region Crossover men’s golf invitational was canceled Tuesday because of wind.

Winds were blowing 30 mph with gusts of up to 51 mph according to weather reports.

Colorado Mesa finished ninth with a two-round score of 595. Colorado School of Mines took first place with a three-under-par 573. CSU-Pueblo scored 588 to take second place.

Adam Griffith tied for 12th for the Mavericks with a score of 146. Trenton Schwehr scored 148, Trevor McKune 150 and Colin Prater 151.

Nationally ranked

The Colorado Mesa men’s lacrosse team cracked the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division II coaches poll for the first time in the program’s history.

The Mavericks (1-0) are ranked 15th with 10 points. Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association rival Dominican (Calif.) University (2-0) is ranked 13th. The poll is voted on by 10 coaches across the United States.

Mesa opened its season with an 11-5 victory over Adams State last weekend. Mesa hosts Rockhurst (Mo.) University at 7 p.m. March 18 at Walker Field.

Pitchers of the week

Colorado Mesa baseball pitcher Matt Delay and softball pitcher Jessica Severinsen received the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pitcher of the week awards.

Delay, a junior transfer, allowed one earned run on four hits, walked one and struck out 13 in seven innings in his first start with the Mavericks. Mesa defeated Regis 5-3 in Delay’s start Saturday at Suplizio Field.

Severinsen picked up all four victories in a series sweep of defending RMAC champion Colorado School of Mines. The senior had a 2.00 ERA and limited the Orediggers to a .228 batting average and struck out eight batters. All of Mines’ hits against her were singles.

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