The Colorado Nordic teams both placed third in Tuesday's freestyle sprints held at Kincaid Park as a part of the Seawolf Invitational in Anchorage, Alaska.

The women's team placed third with 66 points and had two top 10 finishers while the men's squad also placed third, scoring 65 points with two Buffs inside the top 10.

Colorado senior Jesse Knori recorded his second straight and third overall top 10 finish of the season, as she placed sixth Tuesday. Sophomore Christina Rolandsen followed in ninth place and senior Lucy Newman finished 16th, her best finish of the season.

The women's team was without juniors Petra Hyncicova and Ane Johnsen, who between the two have six podium finishes in eight races this year. Johnsen was out due to illness and Hyncicova because of injury. Neither will race in Wednesday's mixed gender relay.

Sophomore Petter Reistad came in sixth to lead the men's team. He has now finished sixth or higher in all five races this season.

Making his first appearance in 2017, senior Mads Stroem came in ninth place for the Buffs. Stroem had his appendix removed during the opening week of the season, but recovered quickly and the three-time NCAA Champion continues to work himself back towards his elite level.

The third scorer for the men's team was junior Ian Boucher, who came in 23rd.

Now through six events in the Seawolf Invitational — the alpine races were held back in Jan. 25 and 27 — CU sits in fourth place overall for the meet with 405 points.



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