Career-Best Super-G Result for Merryweather in Garmisch
Alice Merryweather put down her best career super-G result in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, taking 14th.
It was a typical Garmisch race, with the dark Kandahar track full of bumps and Alice describing the race as a “bit of a rodeo.” Corinne Suter of Switzerland took the win and extended her lead for the super-G FIS Ski World Cup globe. Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria was second and Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was third.
Garmisch is becoming a favorite of Alice’s, having snagged eighth in the downhill last season, her best World Cup finish. Sunday’s super-G continued the upward trajectory she’s been on throughout the season, as the young skier regularly posts top-20 results.
“I’m pretty happy with today,” said Alice. “It was definitely not easy out there—pretty bumpy and Garmisch is always dark. But I’m really happy with the way I just stuck my nose in it. Sections were good; sections still weren’t what I want. I’m sitting in 14th right now and that’s my best super-G finish, so I’m pretty happy with it!”
Breezy Johnson, who was the top Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team finisher in Saturday’s downhill, took another top-20 result in 18th. Both Alice Mckennis and Jackie Wiles skied out of the course and did not finish. Both Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg—who was victorious in Saturday's downhill—and Italy's Sofia Goggia unfortunately sustained season-ending injuries.
Mikaela Shiffrin, who is back in the states after her father unexpectedly passed away, remains in the lead of the overall World Cup standings by 145 points.
The women’s speed team has a break for a week while the tech women race a giant slalom and slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia on February 15 and 16. Speed events resume the following week in Crans Montana, Switzerland.