Ludlow ’06 on Podium for GS at U.S. Nationals

Libby Ludlow

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Bellevue native Libby Ludlow finished third in the women’s giant slalom as the U.S. Alpine Championships ended Wednesday in a steady snowfall.

The names of the first- and second-place finishers were almost identical, and so were their results, as Lauren Ross beat Laurenne Ross with a come-from-behind effort.

Lauren Ross had been fifth after the first run, but charged through the second heat to finish in 2 minutes, 15.22 seconds for both runs and overtake Laurenne Ross, the first-run leader who had a combined time of 2:15.31.

Ludlow, the 2004 U.S. giant slalom champ, World Cup veteran and 2006 Olympian who attends Dartmouth for one academic quarter per year, finished in 2:15.7

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