Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ludlow '06 on Podium for GS at U.S. Nationals

Libby Ludlow

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine -- Bellevue native Libby Ludlow finished third in the women's giant slalom as the U.S. Alpine Championships ended Wednesday in a steady snowfall.

The names of the first- and second-place finishers were almost identical, and so were their results, as Lauren Ross beat Laurenne Ross with a come-from-behind effort.

Lauren Ross had been fifth after the first run, but charged through the second heat to finish in 2 minutes, 15.22 seconds for both runs and overtake Laurenne Ross, the first-run leader who had a combined time of 2:15.31.

Ludlow, the 2004 U.S. giant slalom champ, World Cup veteran and 2006 Olympian who attends Dartmouth for one academic quarter per year, finished in 2:15.7

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1 comment:

Daniel F. Linsalata said...

Dartmouth skiing has been one of the most underrated teams at the College over the past several years. Not only did they take the NCAA crown last year (the College's first since 1970 something), they captured the individual titles in slalom for four consecutive years. Check out mike stroup's excellent article on the same.

I skied competitively from the time I was 8 or 10 years old, and knew the team was good when I got to Dartmouth. When I went out to join the team, I had not realized that the top 5 guys on the alpine team at the time were all on the US National Team at some level. Keep an eye out for Paul McDonald '06 over the next several seasons, as well as the 2010 Olympics on the Alpine side. Andy can probably weigh in on the nordic crew.