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Colorado Wins Regular Season RMISA Championship

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    Colorado Wins Regular Season RMISA Championship
    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – by Curtis Snyder, RMISA

    BOULDER, Colo. – The University of Colorado has been crowned the RMISA Regular Season Champion, leaving no doubt they were the most balanced team in the west by winning each of the four regular season meets, the league announced Tuesday. It’s the first regular season title for the Buffaloes since the 2009 season.

    In the final standings, Colorado scored 3,498 points, or an average of 874.5 per meet. The Buffs beat out Denver by 271.5 points (3,226.5), or an average of about 68 per meet. Utah, the 2012 regular season champion, finished third in the standings with 3,215 points, just 11.5 points behind the Pioneers. Denver finished second the first two meets of the season while the Utes finished second in the final two regular season meets.

    The Buffs ended a stretch of finishing second in the standings each of the past three years. Utah won the previous two titles while New Mexico took home the 2010 regular season title. Colorado won in both 2008 and ’09.

    The RMISA also recognizes the combined men’s champion, combined women’s champion, combined Nordic champion and combined alpine champion, as well as the men’s alpine, women’s alpine, men’s Nordic and women’s Nordic team winners.

    Denver won the combined alpine championship, racking up 1,761.5 points in the four meets. The Pioneers scored the most alpine points in three of the four meets, the first three of the season, before New Mexico took that distinction at its own meet to close out the season. Denver won the men’s alpine standings with 924 points, 47 ahead of New Mexico, while Colorado won the women’s alpine title with 853 points, just 15.5 ahead of Denver.

    Colorado won the combined Nordic championship, racking up 1,821 points, topping Utah by 56 points as those two then had a 200 point buffer before third place Alaska Anchorage (1,532). Colorado scored the most Nordic points in the first three meets before Utah took that distinction in the final meet. Utah dominated the men’s Nordic action, racking up 995 points in four meets, an average of just under 125 points per race, while Colorado did the same on the women’s side, scoring 992 points, averaging 124 points per race. Under the current scoring system (2009), those are the highest two team point totals in the RMISA record book.

    Colorado won the overall women’s championship going away, scoring 1,845 points, 228.5 points ahead of second place Denver. On the men’s side in a very rare occurrence, Utah and Colorado tied for the overall men’s champion, each scoring 1,653 points in the four meets. The Buffs scored the most points on the women’s side in three of the four meets, with Denver doing so in the other; while Utah scored the most men’s points in two of the four meets while Colorado and Denver each accomplished that feat once.

    The postseason now commences for the RMISA teams as they had to Bozeman, Mont., for the RMISA Championships, hosted by Montana State February 22-24. The NCAA Championships will then take place in Vermont March 6-9 hosted by Middlebury.

    Overall Champion: Colorado
    Alpine Champion: Denver
    Men’s Alpine Champion: Denver
    Women’s Alpine Champion: Colorado
    Nordic Champion: Colorado
    Men’s Nordic Champion: Utah
    Women’s Nordic Champion: Colorado
    Men’s Champion: Utah and Colorado (tie)
    Women’s Champion: Colorado

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