Cashman Nails Two Top Fives at Junior Worlds
Keely Cashman (Strawberry, Calif.) led the way for the U.S. women Sunday at FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Val di Fassa, Italy with two top-five performances.
The originally scheduled super-G was canceled on Friday due to high winds, moved to Sunday. The super-G counted towards both super-G and the alpine combined for the women. Cashman was fifth in the super-G, and then skied a solid run of slalom to move up and place fourth in the combined, landing just off the podium. World Cup regular and current super-G and overall NorAm Cup standings runner-up AJ Hurt (Squaw Valley, Calif.) went too straight in the super-G and skied out. Unfortunately, with the way the calendar worked out, the super-G portion of the alpine combined counted for both the standalone super-G and the super-G portion of the combined.
"Keely skied well in super-G. Kris Shampeny (U.S. Ski & Snowboard coach) set the course, and Keely was clean and hit the line the whole way," said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Development Director Chip Knight. Cashman's slalom run was solid, but not enough to pull off the podium, just missing the medals.
Up next at Junior World Championships is the men's giant slalom on Monday, which will air live on OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold.
Feb. 25 – Men’s giant slalom and women’s downhill training
Feb. 26 – Men’s slalom and women’s downhill training
Feb. 27 – Women’s downhill
HOW TO WATCH
All times EST
Monday, Feb. 25
3:30 a.m. - Junior World Championships men’s giant slalom run 1 - Val di Fassa, ITA - OlympicChannel.com & NBC Sports Gold
8:00 a.m. - Junior World Championships men’s giant slalom run 2 - Val di Fassa, ITA - OlympicChannel.com & NBC Sports Gold
Val di Fassa 2019