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Third Junior World Cup-Meaghan Simister Continues Her Climb in the Over All Standings

Canada's Meaghan Simister is celebrating her best ever Junior World Cup result. For the second time in so many races, Meaghan has turned in a best-ever result. Today's sixth-place finish moves her into seventh place in the over all Junior World Cup standings.

"I am really happy with the way things turned out today, although it would've been great to finish in the top five," said the fifteen-year old Calgary resident. "But I was nice and consistent in both runs, turning in a personal best time in first heat."

Meaghan's team-mate, fifteen-year old Monica Gorham, finished fourteenth. It was Monica's first career Junior World Cup event.

Germany's Sindy Linke captured the gold medal with a time of 1:23.901. Her team-mate, Steffi Kappen, took the silver medal. Samatha Retrossi of the United States, joined them on the podium with her third-place finish.

In the doubles event, Canada's duo of Marshall Savill and Winston Davis finished seventh, just over two seconds behind the winning team. The two young Calgary athletes were also participating in their first Junior World Cup event.

"I was really pleased with our performance in the first heat," said sixteen-year old Winston Davis. "In fact, it was our fastest time all week. By our second heat, however, it had started snowing and track conditions had really begun to deteriorate."

Yukion Griffall and Dan Joye of the United States, who captured the gold medal, is undefeated on the 2001-2002 Junior World Cup circuit. Two German teams joined the American duo on the podium. Marcel Lorenz and Christian Baude captured the silver medal while Christian Pfalz and Patrick G√ľnther claimed bronze.

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Source: Jennifer Pashniak, CLA
Information: Tim Farstad, CLA-OLTC, (403) 616-1397 or tfarstad@coda.ab.ca