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Winter Park, CO, Nov. 20, 2000–It was an international top-10 Monday as no Americans finished higher than 13th at a Chevy Truck SuperSeries giant slalom at Winter Park.
Austrian Anita Wachter, who was seventh following the first run, laid down a 1:09.61 in her second run, over a half second faster than anyone else,to claim the victory with a total time of 2:18.33. Japan’s Kumiko Kashiwagi was second (2:18.86) and Canadian Britt Janyk was third (2:18.94).
Wachter has strung together some impressive results as of late. She finished eighth in GS and 12th in slalom this past week in Park City at theChevy Truck America’s Opening World Cup.
The top American was 18 year-old Jessica Kelley (Starksboro, Vt.), who placed 13th with a time of 2:21.41. Just behind her in 15th was U.S.Ski Team member Jonna Mendes (Heavenly, CA), who posted a time of 2:21.57. Tatum Skoglund (Bellevue, WA) was 16th (2:21.58) andLibby Ludlow (Bellevue, WA) was 19th (2:22.29).
U.S. Team skiers Brett Buckles (Steamboat Springs, CO), Caroline Lalive (Steamboat Springs, CO), Julia Mancuso (Tahoe City, CA), HilaryMcCloy (Bethel, ME) and Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO) did not finish their first runs. Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) skied off course in her second run.
The Chevy Truck Super Series concludes Tuesday at Winter Park with a second women’s GS event.