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U.S. Dominates Junior Alpines

February 5, 1999

BEAUPRE, Que. (AP) _ Bryon Friedman and Courtney Strait picked up the gold medals in super-G Thursday as U.S. skiers continued their domination of the North American Junior Alpine Championships.

Strait, a 17-year-old from Clifton Park, N.Y., who also won the women’s giant slalom title Monday, led U.S. women into the top nine places as she took the super-G at Mt. Ste. Anne with a time of 1 minute, 26.80.

Americans have won 11 of the 18 possible medals in three days of racing, in part because western Canadian skiers are not racing.

Madaileine Sparks-Krebs of Waitsfield, Vt., who was second behind Strait, collected her second silver medal, finishing in 1:27.08 with Christin Lathrop of North Conway, N.H., in third place.

The men’s race, which followed the women’s super-G, was held in flat light which made visibility tricky. Friedman, an 18-year-old from Park City, Utah, won in 1:23.00 after taking the silver medal in the giant slalom two days earlier. Brad Hogan of Holmes, N.Y, was second with a 1:23.19 and Canadian Kristian Guay was the bronze medalist.

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