June 06, 2020

Turgeon nips Voelker

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Canadian teen-ager Melanie Turgeon blitzed a super-G course Wednesday and finished eight-hundredths of a second better than American Heidi Voelker in the North American Championship Series race.

Voelker, a two-time Olympic team member, took a spectacular spill at the finish line, but escaped serious injury.

Turgeon, 16, from Quebec City, sped down Narrow Gauge race trail at Sugarloaf to win in one minute, 01.59 seconds. Voelker, from Pittsfield, Mass., was runnerup in 1:01.67.

Carrie Sheinberg of Port Washington, N.Y., who won Tuesday’s NorAm slalom, finished third.

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