LOVELAND, COLO. – Georgia Burgess posted her highest career finish with a fifth place showing (1:47.58) in the giant slalom at the University of Denver Invite Friday.

Burgess’s second run time of 54.35 was the second fastest on the day.

Charley Field finished 11th (1:47.99), and Alix Wells was 14th (1:48.32).

"The women had a great day today," said head coach Sparky Anderson. "Georgia continues to push her boundaries, and Charley put herself in contention for a podium first run. Alex was ffith on the second run, and Li is showing signs of speed."

Erik Cruz led the men with a 24th place (1:49.43) finish.

Conor McDonald was 32nd (1:51.82), and Michael Soetaert was 33rd (1:52.48).

"The boys are banged up. We need to get them home to rest and heal up. Dom and Tony couldn't go today and that's a major setback for the guys. Eric was 10th on the first run and proving that he can compete with the top Pac-12 guys. We'll see what happens down the road. If we get healthy we can be a legit threat."

Alaska Anchorage is currently seventh of eight teams with 99 points.

The DU Invite continues Saturday with the slalom and freestyle Nordic races.