Silver for Mendes (Again), Bronze for Powers at WJC’s
PRA LOUP, France – Jonna Mendes (S. Lake Tahoe, CA/Heavenly Ski
Team) repeated her silver-medal performance at the World Junior Alpine
Championships a year ago, finishing second in the downhill Saturday while
Alison Powers (Fraser, CO/Winter Park) took the bronze. Caroline Lalive
(Steamboat Springs, CO) was eighth.
Austrian Kerstin Reisenhofer won the gold medal, skiing first and finishing
first with a time of 1:11.09. Mendes, a 1998 Olympian who was the No. 4
starter on the thin-snow course, finished in 1:11.33 while Powers – who has
emerged this season in Nor Am and posted solid results in Europa Cup races –
took the bronze medal in 1:11.77.
Lalive – fourth in the giant slalom and 11th in the slalom – moved into
second in the unofficial combined calculation, which measures the time for
skiers in all events. With only Sunday’s super G remaining, Stefanie Wolf of
Germany, who was second in SL and sixth in GS, leads with a total time of
4:56.93; Lalive is at 4:57.31; Mendes, 17th after the technical events, is
further back with a three-race cumulative of 5:05.44.
WORLD JUNIOR ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS Pra Loup, FRA Women’s Downhill 1. Kerstin
Reisenhofer, Austria, 1:11.09 2. Jonna Mendes, S. Lake Tahoe,
Calif./Heavenly Ski Team, 1:11.33 3. Alison Powers, Fraser, Colo./Winter
Park, 1:11.77 4. Alexandra Zimmerman, France, 1:11.91 5. Fraenzi
Aufdenblatten, Switzerland, 1:11.96 6. Marlies Schild, Austria, 1;11.99 7.
Corinne Imlig, Switzerland, 1:12.07 8. Caroline Lalive, Steamboat Springs,
Colo./Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, 1:12.12 9. Chloe Georges,
France, 1:12.21 10. Katja Wirth, Austria, 1:12.28 – DNF: Megan Ganong,
Olympic Valley, Calif./Squaw Valley
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