American 16-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin put her second-run DNF in yesterday’s slalom behind her quickly as the 2012 FIS Alpine Junior World Championships rolled on today (March 2) in Roccaraso, Italy with the first leg of the women’s giant slalom in a two-day format.
Shiffrin, who landed a World Cup third-place finish at the end of December, stands third after one run, 0.37 seconds behind leader Sara Hector of Sweden. Swiss Corinne Suter is just six hundredths of a second behind Hector in second place.
American Abby Ghent stands 26th, 3.55 seconds behind the leader followed by Anna Marno in 42nd, 5.10 seconds adrift. Foreste Peterson and Lauren Samuels stand 49th and 57th, respectively.
Mikaela Tommy led the Canadian women in 34th, followed by Natalie Knowles in 58th and Randa Teschner in 63rd.
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The women will run the second leg of the race on Saturday.