Canadian World Cup racer Erin Mielzynski put her troubles from Tuesday behind her, when she failed to finish the second run, to take the victory in the Snow King Resort women’s NorAm slalom on Wednesday. Mielzynski edged out her teammate and Tuesday winner Marie-Michele Gagnon by 0.45 seconds over two runs. The 2014 NorAm slalom title winner, Lila Lapanja of the U.S. Ski Team, showed that she’s back in form following 20 months away from racing due to injury. She won the first run and claimed the final podium spot in third overall.

Mikaela Tommy of the Canadian national team was the top junior in sixth, and U.S. C Teamer Nina O’Brien was the fastest U19 for the second day in a row, cracking the top 10 in ninth. A high DNF rate once again struck the field as only 22 of the 45 starters finished both runs. Hometown favorite Resi Stiegler rallied from a challenging first run to finish eighth overall and collect her first result since undergoing ACL surgery in the spring.

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After two races, Gagnon now leads the NorAm slalom standings with 180 points to Canadian national team and University of Vermont skier Laurence St. Germain with 130 points. Lapanja and Mielzynski are tied for third with 100 points a piece. The next women’s NorAm series consists of two giant slalom races at Copper Mountain, Colo., on Dec. 2-3.


Results

 1 16 106961MIELZYNSKI Erin1990CAN 53.77 53.48 1:47.25 6.00
 2 3 105269GAGNON Marie-Michele1989CAN 54.06 53.64 1:47.70 +0.45 9.02
 3 1 539927LAPANJA Lila1994USA 52.93 54.84 1:47.77 +0.52 9.49
 4 2 107427ST-GERMAIN Laurence1994CAN 53.72 54.59 1:48.31 +1.06 13.12
 5 5 425921HAUGEN Kristine Gjelsten1992NOR 54.14 54.86 1:49.00 +1.75 17.75
 6 6 107532TOMMY Mikaela1995CAN 54.86 55.26 1:50.12 +2.87 25.27
 7 7 426153NORBYE Tuva1996NOR 55.28 54.87 1:50.15 +2.90 25.47
 8 17 537772STIEGLER Resi1985USA 56.26 54.64 1:50.90 +3.65 30.50
 9 13 6535773O BRIEN Nina1997USA 55.61 56.26 1:51.87 +4.62 37.02
 10 4 206290HUEBNER Monica1990GER 55.69 56.61 1:52.30 +5.05 39.90
 11 31 6535930WARDLE Galena1998USA 56.71 57.73 1:54.44 +7.19 54.27
 12 24 426069LYCHE Benedicte Oseid1994NOR 58.02 56.68 1:54.70 +7.45 56.01
 13 9 425949HOLE Kari Bergheim1992NOR 56.97 57.81 1:54.78 +7.53 56.55
 14 26 6535759LEBBY Stephanie1997USA 57.30 57.52 1:54.82 +7.57 56.82
 15 12 107697FLECKENSTEIN Stefanie1997CAN 57.47 58.22 1:55.69 +8.44 62.66
 16 43 6535907ENGLISH Francesca1997USA 58.22 57.51 1:55.73 +8.48 62.93
 17 15 107695WEARMOUTH Antonia1997CAN 59.74 57.56 1:57.30 +10.05 73.47
 18 30 6535762LORD Madison1997USA 1:00.18 57.25 1:57.43 +10.18 74.34
 19 23 6535600MERRYWEATHER Alice1996USA 59.38 58.31 1:57.69 +10.44 76.09
 20 38 539984DRILLER Tenaya1994USA 1:00.92 58.45 1:59.37 +12.12 87.37
 21 32 6535789UTTER Kathleen1997USA 1:05.09 56.40 2:01.49 +14.24 101.60
 22 44 6535774OSTERGREN Madison1997USA 1:06.46 1:03.36 2:09.82 +22.57 157.52
Disqualified 1st run
 42 6535807CUTLER Haley1997USA
Did not start 1st run
 46 6536160SYMONS Jennie1999USA
Did not finish 2nd run
 39 107682CURRIE Stephanie1997CAN
 28 6535791WRIGHT Isabella1997USA
 21 107227TESCHNER Randa1992CAN
Did not finish 1st run
 47 6536179TALBOT Nellie Rose1999USA
 45 6536177UTTER Hannah1999USA
 41 6535808SCHOEPKE Sandra1997USA
 40 6535250KOPRUCKI Elizabeth1995USA
 37 6536020HUST Rosie1998USA
 36 6535999DEKKO Madeleine1998USA
 35 6535978BAILEY Lucia1998USA
 34 6535934KLOMHAUS Storm1998USA
 33 107563HENRY Mia1996CAN
 29 107588WOODHOUSE Emma1996CAN
 27 107217KNOWLES Natalie1992CAN
 25 6535485REINHART Jessica1996USA
 22 6535765MANGAN Patricia1997USA
 20 107556MCCARTHY Jocelyn1996CAN
 19 107610FRIGON Genevieve1996CAN
 18 107798NULLMEYER Ali1998CAN
 14 107562GARTNER Stephanie1996CAN
 11 305944KIYOSAWA Emiko1983JPN
 10 6536213CASHMAN Keely1999USA
 8 107747SMART Amelia1998CAN

Photo courtesy of Kevin Pritchard