Utah skiers and snowboarders have posted some impressive results in recent weeks, keynoted by the first podium finish by Ted Ligety this season and his No. 2 position in the giant slalom standings, and Lindsey Vonn's lead in the overall women's World Cup standings. Ligety and Vonn both live in Park City.
Ligety is just 23 points behind Austrian Benni Raich in the GS World Cup standings.
It was noted this week that Vonn is leading the women's overall World Cup and Bode Miller leading the men overall. The last time two Americans led the overall was in 1983, when Phil Mahre and Tamara McKinney held those honors.
This week, Miller was second in the Kvitfjell, Norway, super G. Steven Nyman of Provo was 24th. In late February, when Miller won his 31st World Cup podium finish with a second in the downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway, Nyman posted a 14th finish.
A couple of weeks earlier, Nyman tied for 25th in the super G at Whistler, British Columbia, and T.J. Lanning of Park City as 38th.
Two weeks ago, Ligety finished fourth in the World Cup GS in Whistler, British Columbia, and Park City's Erik Schlopy was 19th.
In late February Vonn clinched the World Cup downhill title with a second-place finish at Whistler.
Also over the weekend, Nate Roberts of Park City hit his first top finish in dual mogul FIS freestyle in Marianski Lazne, Czech Republic, with a second-place finish.
In snowboarding, Faye Gulini of Salt Lake City won the women's jam session in the U.S. Snowboarding Cup over the weekend in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Anders Johnson of Park City was a member of the four-man U.S. team that finished eighth in the FIS Nordic Junior World Championships. He also posted a 17th earlier in the week.
Andrew Phillips of Sandy was 13th in the men's GS and Kiley Staples of Park City was 28th in the women's GS in the Junior World Ski Championships in late February. Earlier in the week, Staples was 24th in the women's super G in the World Championships.
Nick Hendrickson of Park City was a member of the four-man nordic team that finished 10th in the Nordic Junior World Championships in late February.
In women's ski jumping, in the Junior World Championships, Sara Hendrickson of Park City was 16th, Avery Ardovino of Park City was 20th and Brenna Ellis of Park City as 33rd.Eric Camerota of Park City finished third overall in the nordic combined World Cup-B event in Hakuba, Japan.
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