Jones Wins GS Title in Winter Park
WINTER PARK, CO - Allison Jones (standing; Colorado Springs, CO) made it two U.S. titles in as many days as she won the giant slalom at the 2009 Adaptive U.S. Championships Sunday.
"I had a lot of fun and I always enjoy skiing at Winter Park," Jones said. "This is a great hill that present a lot of natural challenge. I hope to continue this and have fun in the speed events."
Chris Devlin-Young (sit-ski; Campton, NH) won the men's sitting division U.S. title, followed by Nick Catanzarite (sit-ski; Winter Park, CO) in second and Tyler Walker (sit-ski; Franconia, NH) in third.
"I had a decent first run and I was just barely in the lead, but on the second I got late for a few gates and it was enough to be overtaken by CDY and Nick, who skied very well," Walker said. "Both runs were a lot of fun though and it was awesome to have such a tight race."
Laurie Stephens (sit-ski; Wenham, MA) won the women's sit ski title for the U.S. Stephani Victor (sit-ski; Park City, UT) in second and Luba Lowery (sit-ski; Cumberland Foreside, ME) in third.
"Today's race went well, it was a beautiful sunny day with perfect snow conditions," Victor said. "I am still feeling a little burnt from the non-stop travel so I just could get enough juice to seal the win, but I felt good about my skiing overall."
Cameron Rahls-Rahbula of Australia won the men's giant slalom. Brad Washburn (standing; Highland Ranch, CO) finished second and, as the top U.S. finisher, took the title. Monte Meier (standing; Park City, UT) was third.
The 2009 Adaptive U.S. Champions continues Wednesday with the downhill.
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