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Aspen, CO, Feb. 3 — U.S. Ski Team member Hilary McCloy of Bethel, Maine wrapped up the overall Chevy Truck Super Series title as Park City Ski Team member Lauren Van Ness won her first super G at the at the Super Series Finals in Aspen.
OLN will broadcast coverage of the Aspen Chevy Truck Super Series event on March 7, at 8 p.m. (EST). The women wrap up the Super Series season Monday with the second of two super G races starting at 10 a.m.
McCloy finished tied for 10th and gained 21 points to wrap up the title and win the $10,000 overall prize. McCloy has 240 points and a 35-point lead over Canada?s Sophie Splawinski and Gail Kelly.
“This was really something I didn?t have my sights set on at the beginning of the year, but it just kind of slowly built up” McCloy said of the Super Series title. “I?m really happy to have it over with today and not have to stress about it tomorrow. So I?m really excited.”
Van Ness won her first Super Series race with a time of 1:22.46 under brilliant Colorado blue skies on a hard, fast course down Aspen?s Ruthies Run. Splawinski was second at 1:22.62, followed by U.S. Development Team member Bryna McCarty in third at 1:22.79. Following her victory, Van Ness praised the course, which was set by women?s U.S. C Team coach Jeff Pickering.
“It was an awesome course, very turny and just what I like.” said Van Ness, who finished sixth in Friday?s downhill and 11th in Saturday?s downhill. “I didn?t have a very good day yesterday so I knew that I had to nail my line and really know where I was going,”
Meanwhile, McCarty, who finished third for the second-straight day wasn?t quite as pleased with the course set.
“It was OK,” McCarty said. “It was a really nice course, but just a bit too turny for me. I knew that I had to make the turns on the pitch well and I go for it a little on the way down, but it was OK. I just let is run.”
Rachel Roosevelt of Storrs, Conn. and Libby Ludlow of Bellevue, Wash. tied for fourth at 1:22.98.
The Chevy Truck Super Series is the U.S. portion of the FIS Nor Am Cup, one of five International Ski Federation Continental Cup series worldwide (others: Europa Cup, South America Cup, Australia/New Zealand Cup and Far East Cup). The top two overall athletes in the NorAm standings in each of the four disciplines (slalom, giant slalom, super-G and downhill) earn World Cup starting positions for the following season.
CHEVY TRUCK SUPER SERIES
Aspen, C0, Feb. 3, 2002
Women?s Super G #1
1. Lauren Van Ness, Park City, Utah, 1:22.46
2. Sophie Splawinski, Canada, 1:22.46
3. Bryna McCarty, Concord, Vt., 1:22.98
4. Rachel Roosevelt, Storrs, Conn., 1:22.98
4. Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, Wash., 1:22.98
6. Christin Lathrop, Conway, N.H., 1:23.33
7. Keely Blair Kelleher, Gallatin Gateway, Mont., 1:23.40
8. Crystal Wright, Wilson, Wyo., 1:23.88
9. Gail Kelly, Canada, 1:24.11
10. Hillary McCloy, Bethel, Maine, 1:24.27
10. Kelly Vanderbeek, Canada, 1:24.27
12. Alexandra Munteanu, Rumania, 1:24.28
13. Christina Risler, Canada, 1:24.37
14. Sherry Lawrence, Canada, 1:24.39
15. Kristen Bybee, Wilson, Wyo., 1:24.79
1. Hillary McCloy, Bethel, Maine, 240 points
2. Sophie Splawinski, Canada, 205
3. Gail Kelly, Canada, 190
4. Kelly Vanderbeek, Canada, 146
5. Courtney Calise, Littleton, N.H., 143
6. Christin Lathrop, Conway, N.H., 138
7. Resi Stiegler, Jackson, Wyo., 137
8. Christina Risler, Canada, 135
9. Jessica Kelley, Starksboro, Vt., 130
10. Jamie Kingsbury, Moretown, Vt., 118
11. Ashley Spina, Guildhall, Vt., 116
12. Alexandra Munteanu, Rumania, 115
13. Rachel Roosevelt, Storrs, Conn., 111
14. Kaylin Richardson, Edina, Minn., 88
15. Keely Blair Kelleher, Gallatin Gateway, Mont., 84
Super G Standings
1. Van Ness, 30 points
2. Sophie Splawinski, Canada, 29
3. Bryna McCarty, Concord, Vt., 28
4. Rachel Rooseveltt, Storrs, Conn., 27
4. Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, Wash., 27
6. Christin Lathrop, Conway, N.H., 25
7. Keely Blair Kelleher, Gallatin Gateway, Mont., 24
8. Crystal Wright, Wilson, Wyo., 23
9. Jessica Kelley, Starksboro, Vt., 22
10. Hillary McCloy, Bethel, Maine, 21
10. Kelly Vanderbeek, Canada, 21
12. Alexandra Munteanu, Rumania, 19
13. Christina Risler, Canada, 18
14. Sherry Lawrence, Canada, 17
15. Kristen Bybee, Wilson, Wyo., 16