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Kildow Leads Americans in Aspen Slalom

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November 26, 2006

ASPEN, CO - (USST News Bureau Release) - Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) was 16th Sunday to lead three U.S. women into slalom points, concluding the Sirius Satellite Radio Aspen Winternational. Austrian Marlies Schild, who won the opening slalom of the season, made it 2-for-2 in the early season.

Schild, who was disqualified Saturday in the first run of giant slalom, had a winning time of 1:43.18. Second place went to teammate Nicole Hosp (1:43.98), who also was second in the first slalom two weeks ago.

Kildow had a two-run time of 1:47.18, while Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) was 22nd and Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) 25th. Stiegler was leading by seven-tenths of a second midway through the second run when a miscue forced her to hike through a missed gate.

"I saw a lot of good stuff happening out there. Not the results we were hoping for, but Resi showed how fast she can be - she was ripping - and both Lindsey and Julia had some great sections in there. I'm really pleased with the speed from all of them, and now we just have to bring it all together," Head Coach Patrick Riml said.

"And the younger ones - Caitlin Ciccone (Bethlehem, NH) had two good days, especially being her first World Cup races...and, y'know, they all want to go well because they're in the U.S. and they put more pressure on themselves to do something special. But it's all part of learning how to ski at this level...

"And I have to say, (Aspen Chief of Race) Jim Hancock and his crew, and (USSA course supervisor) Tom Johnson just did such a great job in the course prep...and making things so good for the girls. They did an outstanding job in tough conditions," Riml added.

The women head to Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies for two downhills and a super G, beginning Friday. Live timing is available via http://livetiming.usskiteam.com.

WOMEN'S ALPINE WORLD CUP

Sirius Satellite Radio Aspen Winternational

Aspen, CO - Nov. 26, 2006

Women's Slalom

> 1. Marlies Schild, Austria, 1:43.18

> 2. Nicole Hosp, Austria, 1:43.98

> 3. Therese Borssen, Sweden, 1:44.25

> 4. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 1:44.30

> 5. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 1:44.75

> -

> 16. Lindsey Kildow, Vail, CO, 1:47.18

> 22. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, CA, 1:49.23

> 25. Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, WY, 1:50.32

Did not qualify for 2nd run:

Caitlin Ciccone, Bethlehem, NH; Jessica Kelley, Starksboro, VT; Jenny Lathrop, North Conway, NH; Laurel Carter, Norwich, VT

DNF-1:

> Katie Hitchcock, Sacramento, CA

DQ-1:

> Kaylin Richardson, Edina, MN

For complete results:

http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/1228.html?cal_suchsector=AL&event_id=21338

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