Routt County collegiate athletes roundup for Jan. 15


Mike Vandahl, basketball

2008 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, senior at Western State Colorado University

Western State had a couple rough nights, losing to UC-Colorado Springs, 78-66, and to CSU-Pueblo, 67-43. Vandahl, starting both games, wasn’t sharp shooting the ball. He went 0-6 against Colorado Springs but grabbed four rebounds and had two assists. He was 1-7 with two rebounds and one assist against Pueblo.

Isaiah Mendoza-Forsyth, basketball

2011 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, freshman at Johnson & Wales

Mendoza-Forsyth played in a pair of games for Johnson & Wales during the week, logging 11 minutes in each. He had one assist in a Tuesday loss to Colorado College, then tallied a rebound and a steal in another loss against Valley City State.

Johnson & Wales is 4-17 on the season.

Erin Koehler, basketball

2012 graduate of Hayden High School, freshman at Colorado School of Mines

Koehler had one rebound in two minutes of action as Mines picked up a 71-70 win against Regis on Friday. The team is 10-5 on the season.

Shane McLean, alpine skiing

2010 graduate of Lowell Whiteman School, sophomore at University of Colorado

McLean placed fifth in a giant slalom race Tuesday at Eldora Mountain Resort. She didn’t complete her second run at a GS on Friday, but she bounced back to place third at a GS in Winter Park on Saturday.

Mary Rose, cross-country skiing

2008 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, senior at University of Colorado

Rose was seventh Sunday in a classic ski race in Steamboat Springs, helping the Buffs to a win in their own invitational. Rose finished the 5-kilometer course at Howelsen Hill in 16 minutes, 57.6 seconds. She placed seventh in a skate skiing race on Saturday.

Charlie Von Thaden, cross-country skiing

2012 graduate of Lowell Whiteman School, freshman at University of Colorado

Von Thaden placed 25th Sunday in a 10-kilometer classic cross-country ski race in Steamboat Springs. He was 17th in a skate skiing race in Steamboat on Saturday.

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