GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — Bend’s Laurenne Ross raced to a ninth-place finish on Friday in a women’s alpine skiing World Cup super-G event.
Ross clocked a time of 1 minute, 20.57 seconds to claim her third top-10 World Cup placing of the season.
Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein secured her first World Cup victory, edging Julia Mancuso of the United States on a steep and fast course. Mancuso and Slovenia’s Tina Maze tied for second on the 1.42-mile Kandahar course in sunny weather.
Maze, who has already clinched the season’s overall title, became the first skier to make 19 podiums in a single season.
Weirather was third out of the gate and covered the course in 1:19.82 to beat Mancuso and Maze by 0.12 seconds. Anna Fenninger of Austria was fourth.
Ross, 24, continues her solid World Cup season. She was eighth in downhill and 11th in super combined at the World Championships in Austria last month. She is scheduled to compete today in a World Cup downhill race.
—From staff, wire reports