RED RIVER, N.M. -- Rocky Mountain College freshman Frida Svedberg finished 11th on Saturday in the women's slalom at the Jade Enterprises/University of New Mexico Invitational at Red River.
The meet included many of the top NCAA ski teams from the western U.S.
Svedberg completed her two runs with a total time of 1:35.93. NCAA champion Kristine Gjelsten Haugen of the University of Denver was the winner at 1:33.19.
For the men, Rocky sophomore Nils Hogbom was 17th at 1:35.42. The winning time of 1:33.70 was posted by NCAA champion Joonas Rasanen of the University of New Mexico.
Hogbom is a reigning national champion in the United States Collegiate Ski Association.
"Definitely the competition is more intense," Rocky coach Jerry Wolf said of the racing. "There's a lot of big guns down here, but we're skiing very well."
Rocky sophomore Eloise Julliand, who is also a reigning USCSA champion, placed 38th for the women at 1:43.62.
Harlan Collins of Rocky wound up 33rd for the men at 1:39.00.
During Friday's slaloms, Svedberg was 12th (1:37.92) and Julliand placed 24th (1:41.67). Tonje Sekse of Utah's Westminster College was first at 1:35.32.
Collins was the lone Rocky skier to complete two runs for the men, placing 29th at 1:38.37.
Juho-Pekka Penttinen of the University of New Mexico was first at 1:32.88.
The Rocky skiers will be in Jackson, Wyo., next weekend for the Western Region FIS Elite races at Snow King Resort.