The University of Colorado ski team surged into the lead at the Utah Invitational behind yet another win from Joanne Reid on Friday.

Reid won the women's 5K Classical race for her fifth consecutive victory and sixth out of seven races overall this season. She was second in the one race she did not win.

Reid finished the 5K race in 14 minutes, 49.8 seconds, at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah.

"Joanne seemed to do what she's been doing all year," CU Nordic coach Bruce Cranmer said. "She maybe slipped once or twice, but she seemed to be continuing on her roll here. The times were close, in a 5K race they're normally tight."

Alaska Anchorage's Marine Dusser was second in 14:52.3.

On the men's side, CU's Gustav Nordstroem was second in the 10K Classical in 25:45.3. Utah's Miles Havlick won in 25:19.2.

As a team, CU turned a 36-point deficit to Denver into a 28-point advantage. The Buffs now lead the meet with 662 points while the Pioneers are second at 633. Utah is third with 624 points. The final two races, the 15K women's and 20K men's freestyle races, will be contested today, but a storm is expected to hit the area overnight.

"We're expecting snow," Cranmer said. "Soldier Hollow is weird, because sometimes it will snow two feet nearby and they'll get two inches here. Especially if it's snowing during the race, it will make it interesting. We will be prepared. It will be more of a tactical race, you won't be able to just go pedal to the metal, especially in a longer race when it is snowing or recently snowed."


Utah Invitational

Team scores (through six of eight events) -- 1. Colorado 662; 2. Denver 633; 3. Utah 624; 4. New Mexico 521; 5. Montana State 486; 6. Alaska Anchorage 441; 7. Westminster College 190; 8. Colorado Mountain College 40.

Men's 10K Classical (28 collegiate finishers) -- 1. Miles Havlick, UU, 25:19.2; 2. Gustav Nordstroem, CU, 25:45.3; 3. Einar Ulsund, UU, 25:46.1; 4. Rune Oedegaard, CU, 25:58.7; 5. Lukas Ebner, UAA, 26:01.9; 6. Mats Resaland, UNM, 26:04.2; 7. Viktor Braennmark, UAA, 26:06.6; 8. Patrick Madden, MSU, 26:11.5; 9. Trygve Markset, DU, 26:17.9; 10. Andreas Hoye, CU, 26:23.6. Other CU Finishers: 20. Michael Vigers, 27:15.7; 23. Charlie Von Thaden, 27:33.1; 24. Arnaud Du Pasquier, 27:51.0. Did Not Start: Ian Mallams.

Women's 5K Classical (32 collegiate finishers) -- 1. Joanne Reid, CU, 14:49.8; 2. Marine Dusser, UAA, 14:52.3; 3. Rose Kemp, UU, 15:00.5; 4. Patricia Sprecher, UAA, 15:02.5; 5. Makayla Cappel, DU, 15:03.6; 6. Sloan Storey, UU, 15:03.8; 7. Jessica Yeaton, MSU, 15:07.9; 8. Silje Benum, DU, 15:12.2; 9. Maria Nordstrom, CU, 15:14.9; 10. Annie Liotta, MSU, 15:16.1. Other CU Finishers: 18. Eliska Hajkova, 15:40.4; 24. Mary Rose, 16:14.0.


Women's Slalom (20 collegiate finishers) -- 1. Kristine Haugen, DU, 1:38.08; 2. Ana Kobal, UU, 1:38.58; 3. Tianda Carroll, DU, 1:39.08; 4. Jessica Honkonen, CU, 1:39.19; 5. Mateja Robnik, UNM, 1:39.53; 6. Thea Grosvold, CU, 1:39.76; 7. Brooke Wales, CU, 1:39.93; 8. Courtney Altringer, UNM, 1:49.18; 9. Mary Rachel Hostetter, UNM, 1:40.70; 10. Lindsay Cone, DU, 1:40.71. Other CU Finishers: 20. Shane McLean, 2:30.16. Did Not Finish (First Run): Khyla Burrows. Disqualified (Second Run): Clare Wise.

Men's Slalom (29 collegiate finishers) -- 1. Espen Lysdahl, DU, 1:34.03; 2. Juho-Pekka Penttinen, UNM, 1:34.98; 3. Max Marno, DU, 1:35.63; 4. Nikolai Narvestad, WMC, 1:35.89; 5. Max Lamb, CU, 1:35.98; 6. Chris Acosta, UNM, 1:36.00; 7. Henrik Gunnarsson, CU, 1:36.01; 8. Andreas Adde, UAA, 1:36.21; 9. Joonas Rasanen, UNM, 1:36.28; 10. Trevor Philp, DU, 1:36.42. Other CU Finishers: 12. Fletcher McDonald, 1:37.07; 18. Andreas Haug, 1:37.74; 22. Cameron Smith, 1:42.26; 26. Kasper Hietanen, 1:45.35.

Golfers finish 17th

The Colorado men's golf team fell back two spots and finished 17th at the Hawaii-Hilo Amer Ari Invitational on Friday.

No. 6 Washington and No.7 UCLA tied for first place at 22-under par 842. CU shot the worst team score of the day (17-over par 305 on the 7,074-yard, par-72 Waikoloa King's Course layout) to finish with an 889 total, or 25-over par for the tournament.

"There's no other way to say it: today's effort was terrible," Colorado head coach Roy Edwards said. "We were not competitive at really any level and the result was 100 percent indicative of that effort. The standards for a golfer representing the University of Colorado are higher than what was shown today.

"We had a great team meeting after the round and these guys are capable of being much better."

The Buffs can redeem themselves in two weeks at The Prestige at PGA West.

Hawaii-Hilo Amer Ari Invitational

Team scores

1. UCLA 277-280-285--842

1. Washington 280-275-287--842

3. TCU 277-291-281--849

4. Southern California 291-273-286--850

4. Georgia Tech 283-283-284--850

4. Texas 279-283-288--850

7. Stanford 287-285-280--852

8. Auburn 281-288-285--854

9. Oklahoma State 288-280-287--855

10. Arizona State 291-282-290--863

11. Oregon 287-289-288--864

12. Texas Tech 284-294-290--868

13. San Jose State 296-283-291--870

14. Oregon State 289-288-296--873

15. Osaka Gakuin 293-296-289--878

16. UC-Davis 298-291-298--887

17. Colorado 295-289-305--889

18. Hawaii-Hilo 293-300-298--891

19. Hawaii 298-307-297--902

20. CSU-Stanislaus 307-298-298--903

Top 5 individuals

1. Dominic Bozzelli, Auburn 70-68-67--205

T2. Steven Kearney, Stanford 69-72-66--207

T2. Trevor Simsby, Washington 72-66-69--207

T4. David Fink, Oregon State 68-70-70--208

T4. Cody Gribble, Texas 69-68-71--208

T4. Pontus Widegren, UCLA 68-69-71--208

CU individuals

T49. Jason Burstyn 73-67-78--218

T60. Derek Fribbs 70-75-75--220

T91. *Drew Trujillo 75-77-73--225

95. David Oraee 73-75-78--226

T106. Beau Schoolcraft 79-79-74--232

T108. Philip Juel-Berg 79-72-82--233

*--played as an individual

Track signs two

CU announced that Colorado Springs' Donya' Green II and Mariah Slack, of Oceanside, Calif., will join the Buffs' track and field program after signing national letters of intent this week.

Green, a relative newcomer to the sport, started high jumping last March. The Vista Ridge High School senior qualified for the 4A state championships and placed 10th overall as a junior. Green, who has cleared 6-feet-8-inches, currently ranks seventh nationally in the high jump.

A standout at Vista High School in Oceanside, Calif., Slack has been a member of the varsity track and field team since her freshman season.