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Macartney Wins NorAm Super-G

April 3, 1999

BEND, Ore. (AP) _ Scott Macartney of Redmond, Wash., won the final NorAm Cup super-G race of the season Friday, clinching the men’s title as he led a 1-2-3-4 sweep by U.S. skiers.

Alison Powers of Fraser, Colo., won the women’s overall and super-G crowns.

Macartney, a Dartmouth College sophomore who won the bronze medal in downhill in the 1998 World Junior Championships, captured his second NorAm win of the season in 1 minute, 13.10 seconds at Mount Bachelor Resort. Thomas Vonn of Newburgh, N.Y., was runnerup in 1:13.21 with Jakub Fiala of Breckenridge, Colo., third and Marco Sullivan of Tahoe City, Calif., fourth.

Canadian Jeff Durand, the NorAm downhill champion and the only skier who could overtake Macartney in super-G points, finished fifth. He had three super-G wins and 345 points while Macartney finished with 440.

In the women’s race, Anne Lefrancois of Canada was first in 1:13.39 and Emily Brydon was second in 1:14.24. Kjersti Bjorn-Roli of Anchorage, Alaska, was the top American, third in 1:14.67.

Powers, who won two super-Gs during the season plus the downhill bronze medal in the 1999 World Junior Championships, finished seventh but that was more than enough to give her the title when Sara-Maude Boucher of Canada was 17th. Powers has 752 points, half of them in super-G, with Lefrancois overall runnerup at 648.

The NorAm Cup races, the highest Alpine development-level races in North America, conclude Saturday with men’s and women’s slaloms.

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