Alpine

Ross 23rd in Lenzerheide Super G

by
USSA
2016-03-12 06:13
 

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 12, 2016) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) was the top U.S. finisher in 23rd in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, won by Austria’s Cornelia Huetter. 

 

“I was definitely skiing a little bit stiff, a little nervous today,” said Ross, who moved into the first seed of starters based on her seventh-place overall in the World Cup super G standings going into Saturday’s race.

 

Huetter took her first World Cup victory by 0.10 over Switzerland’s Fabienne Suter. Austria’s Tamara Tippler was third. Stacey Cook (Mammoth Lakes, CA) finished 31st.

 

Switzerland’s Lara Gut increased her overall World Cup lead following her fifth-place finish Saturday. Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), who suffered a season-ending left tibial plateau fracture on February 27, is second, followed by Germany’s Viktoria Rebensberg in third. Vonn continues to lead the World Cup super G standings with 420 points. However, Gut is second with 401 points and has an opportunity to win the crystal globe next week at the World Cup Finals in St. Moritz.

 

Up next, the ladies compete in the alpine combined – one run of super G and one run of slalom – Sunday in Lenzerheide. Ross will be competing in the combined.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Austria’s Cornelia Huetter won her first World Cup race Saturday. 
  • Lara Gut of Switzerland leads the overall World Cup standings with 1,302 points following her fifth place finish Saturday.
  • Lindsey Vonn, who suffered a season-ending left tibial plateau fracture on February 27, still leads the overall World Cup super G standings. Gut is second with one race remaining at the World Cup Finals next week in St. Moritz.
  • Laurenne Ross is currently eighth in the overall World Cup super G standings.
  • Austria’s Tamara Tippler scored her third career World Cup podium, and second-consecutive third-place super G finish Saturday.

 

QUOTES

 

Laurenne Ross

I was definitely skiing a little bit stiff, a little nervous today. It’s a really nice hill and the snow is prepped really well.

 

Broadcast and Live Streaming (times EST)

Saturday, Mar. 12

12:00 p.m. - Women’s super G, Lenzerheide - Universal HD

Sunday, Mar. 13

5:00 a.m. - Women’s alpine combined super G, Lenzerheide - LIVE - NBC Sports Live Extra

8:00 a.m. – Women’s alpine combined slalom, Lenzerheide - LIVE - NBC Sports Live Extra

4:00 p.m. - Women’s alpine combined, Lenzerheide - Universal HD

 

RESULTS

Women’s super G