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:
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.
Feb. 9: Canadian Melanie Turgeon was top-3 in just about each interval, tearing-up the bottom half of the course to win the women's downhill at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Jonna Mendes was sixth to lead the four U.S. women.