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Young Lugers Storm into Top-15 at Junior World Cup in Calgary

Eight Canadians slide into top-15 in women's and doubles action

CALGARY— Seven of Canada’s junior luge women and men’s doubles sleds slid into the top-15 at a Junior World Cup race on their home track in Calgary on Thursday evening.

Battling through high Calgary winds, Canada’s first-ever national team athlete from Whistler, B.C., Jenna Spencer, slid to her second fifth-place finish this year in just three races after posting a two-run time of 1:31.590 in the youth division.

Italy’s Sandra Robatscher claimed the youth women’s gold with a time of 1:30.773.

Calgary’s Emily Pacheco finished 10th at 1:33.396.

Five Canadian sleds finished in the top-15 in junior women’s racing. Calgary’s Jordyn Carss and Elena Corrigal finished seventh and eighth respectively. Carrs clocked-in at 1:30.268, while Corrigal posted a time of 1:30.604.

Three other Calgariansjoined their young World Cup mates in the elite pack. Laura Glover was 12th(1:31.146), while Tara Disturnal placed 14th (1:31.558), and Jordan Smith was 15th (1:31.838).

Germany’s Aileen Frisch finished on top in the junior women’s division after posting a golden time of 1:29.372.

Germany also finished on top in men’s doubles racing. Johannes Geueke and David Gamm set the time to beat at 1:29.609.

Canada’s only doubles sled of Taylor Donegan and Justin Tobin finished 13th at 1:37.358.

The Junior World Cup continues on Friday in Calgary with the junior and youth races.

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