Jackson Hole, WY Mar. 26--Soft spoken Julia Mancuso of Squaw Valley, CA made her first podium appearance of the 2000 US Alpine Championships today, placing second in the Super G behind Kirsten Clark.
"It was really warm and the snow was softening up very fast," explained Mancuso. "I knew I had to just go for it to place well."
Only 16 years old, Mancuso was the overall winner of the Nor Am circuit this season.
Yesterday, she lived up to her reputation of being one of the fastest junior skiers in the land as she was honored as the female Sprint Ski Racing Junior Ski Racer of the year.