St. ANTON, Austria (Jan. 29) - Pre-race favorite Regine Cavagnoud of France opened the 2001 World Alpine Ski Championships in sizzling fashion Monday, winning the gold medal in super G by .05 over Italian Isolde Kostner with Megan Gerety (Anchorage, AK) f
Gerety, coming back from leg problems a year ago, was fourth in 1:23.59, a tenth of a second ahead of another Frenchwoman, Carole Montillet. Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME) was ninth with a time of 1:23.86 and Jonna Mendes (Heavenly, CA) tied for 18th in 1:
Olympic double medal-winner Bode Miller heads a throng of veterans, World Junior Championships medalists and development-level skiers who will be competing in the Lake Tahoe area at the Chevy Truck U.S. Alpine Championships beginning this Thursday.
Two-time Olympian Jonna Mendes (Heavenly, CA) won the first speed event title of her career Friday, capturing the downhill that opened the Chevrolet U.S. Alpine Championships at Alyeska Resort by nearly a full second.
Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO/Ski&Snowboard Club Vail/U.S. B Team) tore down a slick, flat course Tuesday to collect her second straight downhill (DH) silver medal at the World Junior Championships, finishing .22 behind Germany's Maria Riesch.